The 2020 NFL Draft is one of the most important drafts for the LA Chargers in recent memory as the team is more than likely going to select the quarterback of the future, who will impact the timeline of at least the next decade for the franchise.
Selecting the right quarterback can make things much easier down the line and build a potential long-lasting contending. Drafting the wrong quarterback can set the Chargers back 3-5 years, just look at the Chicago Bears.
Quarterback is not the only need that the Chargers have in the NFL Draft, however. Tom Telesco has done a great job of plugging up some needs via free agency but there are some noticeable non-quarterback holes that the team will undoubtedly address in the draft.
The LA Chargers’ needs in the 2020 NFL Draft:
Offensive line: In particular, offensive tackle. While Trey Pipkins was surprisingly good last season, the team could use a better option for left tackle and could use some more depth in the interior portion of the offense line, although that area is not as pressing of a need with Trai Turner.
Wide receiver: The team has a great WR1/WR2 combo, but that is it. With virtually no production from the WR3 or WR4 positions last year, the Chargers should be looking to add to Keenan Allen and Mike Williams.
Cornerback: The Chargers added Chris Harris, who is going to help a lot as the primary slot cornerback. They could use more help on the outside alongside Casey Hayward, though.
Running back: The Chargers have a solid RB1 in Austin Ekeler and a good backup in Justin Jackson, but they need a change of pace back that can help fill in for injuries when needed as well.
Defensive tackle: Not as pressing of a need anymore with the addition of Linval Joseph, but the team could add depth.
Linebacker: The signing of Nick Vigil helps, but the team should look to improve the linebacker group if possible with as least a rotational backer that can specialize in either running or passing downs.
There are some intriguing prospects that seemingly fit the needs listed above for the LA Chargers, but ultimately should no be drafted by the team. Here are those three prospects.