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LA Chargers: Three questions that still need to be answered

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 07: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers dives but watches the ball go over his head just of his reach against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter of an NFL football game at RingCentral Coliseum on November 07, 2019 in Oakland, California. The ball was intercepted by Erik Harris #25. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 07: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers dives but watches the ball go over his head just of his reach against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter of an NFL football game at RingCentral Coliseum on November 07, 2019 in Oakland, California. The ball was intercepted by Erik Harris #25. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

2. Are the LA Chargers going to move from the sixth overall pick?

I did not want one of the questions to be “which rookie quarterback will the LA Chargers draft?” Obviously, that is a pretty big question, but I think we will get our answer (plus more) once we get the answer to this question.

Out of any team in the top-10, the Chargers could make the best case to either move up in the 2020 NFL Draft or to move down in the draft. Either way, there are compelling reasons for the Chargers to do so, which leads many to believe that they won’t pick sixth overall.

The one (and only) reason for trading up is to leapfrog the Miami Dolphins to draft Tua Tagovailoa. There is a big gap between likely first overall pick Joe Burrow and Tua and the rest of the draft class, with Tua being the dream quarterback for the Chargers moving forward. He is not going to fall to six.

On the other hand, if the Chargers don’t want to give up capital or think that the Dolphins will outbid them regardless, the team could move down in the draft to get more capital. The next two quarterbacks, Justin Herbert and Jordan Love, are not worth the sixth-overall pick and considering the rest of the draft order, the Chargers could move down to at least 11th and land either guy.

The team could even move down further if it found the right price. However, even moving down to 11th will likely net the team a second-round pick and some sort of future late-round selection.

In this instance, the Chargers get the quarterback of the future to sit behind Tyrod Taylor for a year and get an extra early-round pick to better address a position of need. Perhaps this is how the team can draft an early-round left tackle.

Or the team could stay put and do one of two things: draft one of the two quarterbacks a little higher than they would go otherwise, or take the best available, which Charger fans hope is Isaiah Simmons.

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