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Los Angeles Chargers: Breaking down the 2020 NFL Draft needs

CARSON, CA - AUGUST 24: Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers avoids the Seattle Seahawks during a preseason NFL football game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 24, 2019 in Carson, California. The Seattle Seahawks won 23-15. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - AUGUST 24: Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers avoids the Seattle Seahawks during a preseason NFL football game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 24, 2019 in Carson, California. The Seattle Seahawks won 23-15. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
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(Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers
(Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers

The Los Angeles Chargers have a competitive roster, but it isn’t without it’s faults. Here are some draft needs the team needs to address in the 2020 NFL Draft, starting with the elephant in the room at quarterback.

The Los Angeles Chargers quarterback room currently consists of Tyrod Taylor and Easton Stick. That’s it, that’s the list. Now, I suspect the team probably adds at least two more to that group. One being the rookie they take early, most likely with the sixth selection, and the other being an undrafted free agent or late-round pick.

Tyrod Taylor is already the veteran of the group, so it’s doubtful they add another older vet, but not outside the realm of possibility. One option here is former XFL QB Josh Johnson, who played with the Los Angeles Wildcats. While Johnson wouldn’t likely get an opportunity to start, it would add someone to the quarterback room that has experience, and is able to run Anthony Lynn’s preferred scheme.

In this draft, the Chargers have quite a few early-round options. There is Tua Tagovailoa out of Alabama, Jordan Love out of Utah State, Justin Herbert out of Oregon, and a very, extremely small, tiny little chance they could take Joe Burrow out of LSU.

Some late-round options include James Morgan out of FIU, Jake Luton out of Oregon State, Tyler Huntley out of Utah, and Kelly Bryant out of Missouri. There are a lot more options that I will be going over in the coming weeks, but you get the picture. There are a lot of options for the Los Angeles Chargers.

Tyrod Taylor is a capable starter, and the Chargers obviously signed him as the bridge quarterback for when the team and Rivers parted ways, but there are still only two quarterbacks in the room, and Taylor has not shown the ability to be a franchise guy. We’ll see what happens come draft day.

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