Chargers Draft

Los Angeles Chargers: The best-case scenario prospects for round 2

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 29: Wide receiver Denzel Mims #15 of the Baylor Bears catches a touchdown in front of cornerback Tre Brown #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 29: Wide receiver Denzel Mims #15 of the Baylor Bears catches a touchdown in front of cornerback Tre Brown #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers
(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers

Heading into the 2020 NFL Draft, many are focused on the sixth overall pick for the Los Angeles Chargers. However, the team may be able to land a first-round talent in the second round.

The Los Angeles Chargers have the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft after finishing the season with a very disappointing 5-11 record. This is the third time in the last five years that the Chargers have picked in the top seven and the team is hoping for a quick turnaround and return to playoff form in 2020.

That is evident from the moves that the Chargers have made thus far. General manager Tom Telesco has done a wonderful job of improving the areas of the roster that needed the most help without completely selling out the future or restricting the team.

It started with a masterful offensive line swap of Russell Okung for five-time Pro Bowler Trai Turner in a deal that did not make much sense for the Carolina Panthers. Telesco continued to beef up the offensive line by signing long-time Green Bay Packers right tackle, Bryan Bulaga.

The Chargers replaced Brandon Mebane rather quickly and actually improved at the position by signing two-time Pro Bowler Linval Joseph and helped bolster the secondary by bringing in four-time Pro Bowler Chris Harris.

With no quarterback addition, fans are looking at the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and wondering what the team is going to do, and in particular, what quarterback the Chargers are going to end up with.

While the sixth overall pick is extremely valuable, the Chargers also have the fifth pick in the second round, which will also give the team the chance to bring in an elite draft prospect that could instantly boost the roster.

There are naturally going to be prospects that slip down the actual draft board and the Los Angeles Chargers could end up getting a first-round talent in the second round. Here are some of the team’s best-case scenario options for the 37th overall pick.

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