Chargers Draft

LA Chargers mock draft: The best-case scenario draft for the Chargers

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - NOVEMBER 09: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on prior to the snap during the first quarter against the LSU Tigers in the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - NOVEMBER 09: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on prior to the snap during the first quarter against the LSU Tigers in the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

We are officially in draft week as the 2020 NFL Draft is just three days away and you are probably sick and tired of reading the countless number of LA Chargers mock drafts that we have been doing leading up to this year’s draft.

This year’s draft is important, what can we say?

Typically, when we do the LA Chargers mock drafts, we use a simulator to run selections of every team, giving us a prospect to pick in each round to try and get the most realistic outcomes possible. Today, we are putting the simulators away.

Instead, I am going to bring you what would be my best-case scenario draft for the LA Chargers. All seven rounds, all the best-possible picks.

We have to set some guidelines, however, and I am going to be realistic, so no Joe Burrow to the Chargers. Prospects in rounds one and two have to be within seven spots of the Chargers’ pick on FanSpeak‘s composite NFL Draft big board. Prospects in rounds three and four have to be within 12 spots and rounds five through seven can be within 20 spots.

In the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the LA Chargers select: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

The best-case scenario for the LA Chargers with the sixth overall pick in the draft is for the Miami Dolphins to get worried about Tua Tagovailo’s health and pass on him for Justin Herbert, leaving Tua to fall to LA.

It is more likely that the Chargers trade up to get Tua than it is for him to fall to the sixth overall pick, but it is possible that Miami passes on him. Tua was the consensus first overall pick before Joe Burrow had a record-setting season and he is still 1A in terms of being the most NFL-ready quarterback in the draft.

Tua is someone who could come in and start over Tyrod Taylor right away. He is that good and would be the proper face of the franchise moving forward.

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