Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: Analyzing potential first round trade down partners

By Tyler Gallagher
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 01: Justin Herbert #10 of the Oregon Ducks celebrates after scoring a four yard touchdown against the Wisconsin Badgers during the first quarter in the Rose Bowl game presented by Northwestern Mutual at Rose Bowl on January 01, 2020 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 01: Justin Herbert #10 of the Oregon Ducks celebrates after scoring a four yard touchdown against the Wisconsin Badgers during the first quarter in the Rose Bowl game presented by Northwestern Mutual at Rose Bowl on January 01, 2020 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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Jacksonville Jaguars:

The Jacksonville Jaguars are not a team that should be trading up in this draft. They are devoid of talent and need young players to fill a plethora of roles.

As you may have noticed, the Jaguars have been dumping talent recently, allowing high-level talent such as Jalen Ramsey and Calais Campbell to leave. Furthermore, star defensive end Yannick Ngakoue has demanded a trade.

As such, there is a good chance that the Jaguars have little interest in trading up with the LA Chargers.

However, they always could put an offer on the table if they fall in love with a particular prospect at a position of need. The Jaguars may be tempted to pair Derrick Brown with emerging edge rusher Josh Allen, or they may be interested in taking one of the elite tackles in the draft.

This proposed trade allows the Jaguars to move up without decreasing the number of draft picks that they will have available this year or next.

On the other hand, the Chargers would receive another second-round pick while also getting a 2021 Day 3 upgrade. That additional second-round pick could be used to make a move back into the end of the first round, providing the ability to get a second high-level prospect with a fifth-year contract option.

The most significant appeal to trading back with the Jaguars is that the Chargers will not be moving behind a quarterback-needy team. Unless another team trades up above the ninth pick, the Chargers should still be able to select either Love or Herbert at 9.

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