4. QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
Other than Joe Burrow winding up in Cincinnati, there’s not all that much certainty at the top of the draft when it comes to quarterbacks. That primarily has to do with the injury history of Tua Tagovailoa. If Tagovailoa wasn’t hurt this season, it’s possible he would’ve been the first quarterback off the board.
Like every other team, the Chargers will have to do their due diligence when it comes to looking at Tagovailoa’s medical and physical results. There have been signs around the league that teams are concerned about his health and long term durability as a whole.
A February report from the Miami Herald details some of the concerns ownership and management have when it comes to Tagovailoa as their first pick.
In the event that the Chargers don’t have concerns when it comes to his health after scouting and evaluating him, they could either trade up from six or take him at their current spot if other teams pass. He is the most talented quarterback in this class. In 2019, he posted career highs in completing percentage and passer rating. His quick release, accuracy, and calmness in the pocket are all terrific.
Despite being my favorite quarterback of the draft, he’s probably less likely at the end of the day for the Chargers. Even with the injury concerns, he’ll be taken before six, regardless of the team. With a fair share of decent quarterbacks to take early in the first round, it doesn’t feel like this is a draft Telesco would trade up in, at least for the time being.