LA Chargers: Breaking down the non-quarterback options at six

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(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) – LA Chargers /

The LA Chargers have the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, marking the third time in the last five years that the team has a selection within the first seven picks of the draft. Unlike when the team selected Joey Bosa and Mike Williams, this year is different.

This year, the Chargers are in need at the quarterback position. That has never been the case with a decade and a half of Philip Rivers starting but with the team moving in a new direction, they now need to find their future franchise quarterback, even if Tyrod Taylor is slated to start in 2020.

Many assume that the quarterback will be selected with the sixth overall pick and there are several options for the team to explore. The possibility of Tua Tagovailoa falling to the sixth pick is an intriguing one while Justin Herbert and Jordan Love are the two most likely fits for the sixth pick.

The LA Chargers drafting a quarterback with the sixth pick in the 2020 NFL Draft is not a guarantee, though.

Both Herbert and Love might be a slight reach, however, which could lead the team to try and risk it and select a quarterback in round two, or, they could even fall in love with a mid-round quarterback, such as Jalen Hurts.

We really do not know what the Chargers are going to do with the sixth overall pick but it absolutely is possible that the team passes on a quarterback at six and instead drafts the best available player, whoever that may be.

The likely candidates are linebacker Isaiah Simmons from Clemson, cornerback Jeff Okudah from Ohio State or an assortment of talented offensive tackles, including the likes of Jedrick Wills, Tristan Wirfs and Mekhi Becton.

We are going to break down the case for going any of these three routes, starting with the offensive tackles.