Chargers Draft

LA Chargers Mock Draft while trading down with the Atlanta Falcons

TEMPE, ARIZONA - AUGUST 29: Wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk #2 of the Arizona State Sun Devils runs with the football en route to scoring on a 77 yard touchdown against the Kent State Golden Flashes during the second half of the NCAAF game at Sun Devil Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
TEMPE, ARIZONA - AUGUST 29: Wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk #2 of the Arizona State Sun Devils runs with the football en route to scoring on a 77 yard touchdown against the Kent State Golden Flashes during the second half of the NCAAF game at Sun Devil Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

With the 37th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the LA Chargers select: Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah

Trading down in the draft and getting another second-round pick allows the team to take a cornerback earlier than they probably would have otherwise, giving the team an excellent option to play out wide alongside Casey Hayward.

Jaylon Johnson is not only someone who could thrive as an outside CB2 right away but he is someone with legitimate CB1 potential. He has the athleticism and the frame to be a great press corner and would thrive on a team like the Chargers that is filled with ballhawks in the secondary.

Johnson is projected to be a late-first round pick by many, so 37 is definitely realistic. If he is there, with an extra pick in the second round, the Chargers have to jump all over him.

With the 47th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the LA Chargers select: Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State

Want a draft prospect that would fit in very nicely in the LA Chargers offense? Look no further than Brandon Aiyuk. Aiyuk is about as polished as a receiver can be heading into the draft and with his reliable hands, agility and route running, he would be the perfect slot receiver for the team that could also play outside, when need be.

Aiyuk is not someone who is going to be an every-down outside receiver because of his size and physicality but he is someone who can still succeed on the outside in the right play calls against the right corners.

The sky is the limit for Aiyuk as a slot receiver, however, as he is somehow who would undoubtedly go in the first round in any other draft.

The wide receiver class is deep and the Chargers get a first-round talent with their third pick.

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