The LA Chargers have the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, making the scouting at the NFL Combine all the more important.
Before the Combine, we gave you five players to watch that the Los Angeles Chargers could take in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Today, we will be going over how each of them fared at the scouting Combine.
Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
- 40-Yard Dash– 4.68 (Tied for 3rd)
- Vertical Jump– 35.5 inches (Tied for 2nd)
- Broad Jump– 123 inches (3rd)
- 3 Cone Drill– 7.06 (1st)
- 20-Yard Shuttle– 4.46 (4th)
Justin Herbert’s stock continues to rise after he put on an impressive performance at the combine. After a strong outing at the Senior Bowl, he finished in the top four in every drill he participated in and continued to show off his strong arm and accuracy.
Lance Zierlein of NFL.com gives Herbert a prospect grade of 6.45, which says that he will be a starter within the first two years. There were never any questions surrounding Herbert’s physique or athleticism, the main concerns are about his mental game.
Leadership and his struggles going through progressions are some of those concerns. While he impressed at the combine, we were unable to see him work on some of the concerns surrounding him.
If the Los Angeles Chargers feel the need to take a quarterback with the sixth pick, there is a good chance Herbert could be the selection with his Combine and Senior Bowl performances.