Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: Why Tua Tagovailoa is the best-possible option at six

OXFORD, MS - SEPTEMBER 15: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts during a game against the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Oxford, Mississippi. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
OXFORD, MS - SEPTEMBER 15: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts during a game against the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Oxford, Mississippi. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

1. Six is way too high for Jordan Love

Jordan Love is the quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft that has the highest gap between his ceiling and his floor heading into the league. His ceiling, because of his athleticism and cannon of an arm, is spectacular and he truly could be the best quarterback in this draft.

However, his floor is also pretty low. There are some mechanical issues to worry about that he displayed at Utah State, such as the tendency to not set his feet, make a mistake in reading the defense and trying to force throws into too small of windows.

He is a great option to sit behind Tyrod Taylor for at least a year and guarantee that Taylor will get at least one full season as the starter. If the Chargers could work the kinks out, Love has Patrick Mahomes-level talent, and I do not say that lightly.

However, the kinks are apparent and impossible to ignore and the sixth overall pick is simply too high for him. He is rated as the fourth-best quarterback by many leading up to the draft and with not many teams needing quarterbacks, it would not be shocking to see him fall to the second round.

The argument then could be that the Chargers could address another area of need with the sixth pick and get Love in the second. While that is possible, it is not a guarantee and to guarantee Love, if the Chargers don’t at least trade down, then they have to pick him at six.

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