In this three-round mock draft, the Los Angeles Chargers trade back to acquire additional draft capital in a class that is loaded with offensive tackles and wide receivers.
With a lot of buzz surrounding the Los Angeles Chargers and Indianapolis Colts taking quarterbacks in the upcoming draft, they decide to make a trade in this mock draft so that each team lands their quarterback of the future.
Here are the details of the trade:
Chargers Receive: 13th pick, 44th pick and a 2021 fifth-round pick
Colts Receive: Sixth pick
While the Colts seem to be the favorite to land former Chargers quarterback, Philip Rivers, the team knows that he is not the long-term solution. In this mock draft, the Colts trade up to the 6th overall pick to land Oregon’s quarterback, Justin Herbert. The Chargers receive the 13th and 44th overall picks in this year’s draft and receive a 2021 fifth-round pick as well.
This trade is good for both sides. The Colts have two second-round picks this year, so they would be giving up their own (44th overall), while keeping the 34th pick from the Redskins and adding their future quarterback. The Chargers get extra picks to help improve the roster.
Round 1, No. 13 overall: Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
The Chargers use the 13th overall pick to select Jordan Love from Utah State. There have been a lot of rumors surrounding Love to both the Chargers and Colts, but Indy made the leap to land Herbert in this draft.
There is a slight chance that Love would be available when the Chargers would select twice in the second round, but they decide to get their quarterback here instead of waiting any longer.
Love has an amazing arm, size, mobility and high upside. While he has some things that he needs to work on, sitting for a year behind Tyrod Taylor will be very beneficial for his future.