LA Chargers Mock Draft: Team goes all offense, trades back into first round
By Jason Reed
The 2020 NFL Draft is fast approaching and as we prepare for what will be a very important draft for the LA Chargers, we have conducted various different mock drafts all under different themes and pretenses.
In today’s mock draft, we explored the idea of the Chargers going all offense in the draft in 2020. Heading into the draft, the only draft-worthy need the team has defensively is at cornerback. And even then, the Chargers could roll the dice with the addition of Chris Harris and improvement by Desmond King to improve the secondary.
You could also make the case for the team selecting a nose tackle or linebacker but they would be fine not doing so with recent free-agent acquisitions and could be better off targeting those positions higher up in the 2021 NFL Draft.
It is not all that likely that the Chargers go all offense, but we decided to see just how that would look, using FanSpeak’s On the Clock Mock Draft Simulator.
With the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the LA Chargers select: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
With the sixth overall pick, the LA Chargers had their selection of several great offensive tackles. This year’s draft class is loaded with a lot of talent at tackle at the top of the board and the question will not be if there will be a left tackle available at six, but who the team should take.
Personally, I prefer Jedrick Wills over the other options on the board. He does not have the same size as some of the other tackles but possesses the best footwork, handwork and appears to be the most well-polished tackle in the draft.
He might not have the highest ceiling of the elite tackles, but he is the biggest guarantee and should be the best right away. He has Pro Bowl potential later in his career.