Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: Complete mock draft while trading up for Tua Tagovailoa

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - SEPTEMBER 28: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after passing for a touchdown against the Mississippi Rebels at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - SEPTEMBER 28: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after passing for a touchdown against the Mississippi Rebels at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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A.J. Green, CB, Oklahoma State

It might not seem like the LA Chargers need a cornerback in the 2020 NFL Draft. The team brought in former Denver Bronco Chris Harris this offseason and with the likes of Casey Hayward and Desmond King, things seem to be great on paper.

The problem is that King had a big regression in 2019 after being an All-Pro in 2018 and Harris is going to be better-suited playing slot with the Chargers. While Harris will likely play all over the place for LA, slot corner is where he is best.

With King’s regression and him not being the prototypical outside corner, the team could use some depth to help Mike Davis and Brandon Facyson. While both are serviceable, both definitely have their flaws and could be targeted in the wrong matchup.

It is not a big enough need to address early on in the draft, in my opinion, but snagging a sixth-rounder as talented as A.J. Green would be a huge win. Green’s speed will be average at best in the NFL and his ability in man coverage are shaky, but he proved to be a great zone defender with Oklahoma State, which is exactly what the Chargers need.

He has that long frame and is more suited for underneath routes than deep coverage and would benefit greatly from the Chargers’ zone defense.

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