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LA Chargers: Analyzing the potential draft day trade options

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - NOVEMBER 09: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates throwing a touchdown pass during the second quarter against the LSU Tigers in the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - NOVEMBER 09: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates throwing a touchdown pass during the second quarter against the LSU Tigers in the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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Summarizing the LA Chargers’ trade options

Realistically, it’s hard to envision the LA Chargers trading up with the Lions to be able to draft Tagovailoa. That would imply that the Lions are willing to play the long game because that’s the only way the Chargers can really match what the Dolphins can offer with their three first-round picks this year.

A trade with the Redskins, in my opinion, is a little more realistic in my opinion. They are at the start of their rebuild and teams in their position generally look to stockpile future picks.

As for trading down to draft Herbert or Love at a later time, the only real option is the Jacksonville Jaguars. That opportunity is a really, really good option that makes a lot of sense for both teams.

Ultimately, Tom Telesco is going to have to decide how he values the quarterback position this year. If he is sold on Tyrod Taylor and thinks he is good enough to lead this team to contention, then they can sit tight at pick number six and draft whoever they view as the best player available on their board.

Here we go: @McShay13 bet @MelKiperESPN $5,000 that Jordan Love will go ahead of Justin Herbert in April’s draft; loser of the bet sends $5,000 to the @TheVFoundation. pic.twitter.com/Ix5dDnPFgt

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 28, 2020

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If the LA Chargers do want a quarterback, trading up or down for one makes a lot more sense than taking one at six.

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