Round 1, Pick 11: Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
*Trade alert: The Los Angeles Chargers the sixth overall pick to the New York Jets for the 11th overall pick, a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 third-round pick.
We went into this mock draft wanted to make a trade down and circled the New York Jets as a potential candidate. Fanspeak has a cool trading feature and before we could even offer a trade, the Jets offered their second and third-round picks for the sixth overall pick.
It would not be all that shocking to see this happen in real life. That is about the right cost to move up in the first round and the Jets have two third-round picks this year. Maybe that second-round pick comes in 2021, but here, it all comes in 2020. The Jets move up to draft a much-needed tackle in Jedrick Wills and the Chargers trade down to get a quarterback.
Jordan Love is a very appealing quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft as he easily has the highest ceiling outside of the top-two quarterbacks in the draft but he also has one of the lowest floors. He showcased great athleticism and a rocket of an arm at Utah State but did not have the best decision-making and turned threw 17 interceptions last season.
The last thing that the Chargers need is a turnover-prone quarterback but it is hard to not like what Love brings to the table physically. He has all the tools to be a Pro Bowl quarterback, he just needs to hone them with NFL coaching.
That is what makes him the perfect candidate to sit a year behind Tyrod Taylor. Not all rookie quarterbacks benefit from sitting a year, Love would benefit.
Six still feels too high to select him so moving down a handful of picks and scooping him up would be fantastic for the Los Angeles Chargers.