LA Chargers Mock Draft while trading down with the Atlanta Falcons

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(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) – LA Chargers /

There is a chance that the LA Chargers do not stay put with the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and if the team does move down there is an interesting potential trade partner in the Atlanta Falcons.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Falcons are poised to move up in the draft and the Chargers are a team that could benefit from moving down to get an increase in draft capital. The Chargers need a quarterback, but can likely get that quarterback later than sixth, unless Tua Tagovailoa somehow falls.

That makes the two teams a good fit for each other and we wanted to conduct an entire LA Chargers mock draft under the precedent that the Chargers trade down in the draft.

The package is the one that we theorized in a previous article: the 16th pick, a 2020 second-round pick, a 2021 second-round pick and a 2020 fourth-round pick for the Chargers’ first and sixth-round picks in the 2020 NFL Draft.

With the 16th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the LA Chargers select: Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

I have already been on the record to not be that excited about the idea of the Chargers drafting Jordan Love but it very well could be a situation where they have no other choice. Love certainly has a lot of upside, but the holes in his game appear to be bigger than coaching can fix in one year as a backup.

But hey, Love could absolutely prove me wrong and if the team is going to miss out on Tua then I have no problem with passing on Justin Herbert and selecting Love later in the draft as long as more draft capital comes along with it.

If Love pans out and proves me wrong he has legitimate potential to be the best quarterback of the draft. If he doesn’t, well, it won’t look as bad if the Chargers traded down for him.