Round 1, Pick 9: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
Trade alert: the Los Angeles Chargers traded the sixth overall pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for the ninth overall pick, a 2020 fourth-round pick and a 2021 fifth-round pick.
With Tom Brady under center, the Chargers could afford to move down in the draft as they do not need to select a quarterback with the sixth-overall pick. As a result, the team moves down three spots in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who send one of their two fourth-round picks this year and fifth-round pick next year.
The Jaguars could be intrigued to trade up if Jeff Okudah is still on the board and in this mock draft he was, so we proposed a trade that seemed realistic enough. After trading Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye, Okudah is a nice piece to start rebuilding the secondary.
And with the trade, the Chargers still landed the player that I would want to see the team draft with the sixth pick if they have Brady and that is Jedrick Wills out of Alabama.
The tackle position is pretty top-heavy this season but out of all of the potential early first-round options, Wills is my favorite. With uncanny athleticism for a left tackle and quick feet and hands, Wills has the skillset to come into the league and be an above-average left tackle on day one.
Wills fills the team’s need at left tackle after trading Russell Okung and the team gets some more draft capital in the process.