Chargers Draft

Los Angeles Chargers: Predicting the first six picks of the NFL Draft

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - DECEMBER 07: Jeff Okudah #01 of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the post game stage after winning the Big Ten Championship game over the Wisconsin Badgers at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 07, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - DECEMBER 07: Jeff Okudah #01 of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the post game stage after winning the Big Ten Championship game over the Wisconsin Badgers at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 07, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers
(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers

3rd pick, trade, Miami Dolphins select: Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa

Miami does whatever it takes to get their guy, sending the 5th and 18th pick, a 2020 third, and a 2021 third to the Detroit Lions to move up and take Tua Tagovailoa. The Dolphins have done a great job of smoke-screening this, but I’m not buying it. Tua is their guy, and if they want him, they’re going to get him.

Tua Tagovailoa was the consensus top guy in college until Burrow exploded onto the scene. Tua might still even be the consensus guy if he hadn’t gotten injured. That injury has been talked about enough, so let’s talk about what Tua brings.

The Dolphins are getting the most accurate passer in this draft, and they’re getting a true leader. Tagovailoa has fought through adversity time and time again and worked his way to the win. Not many players can fight through that adversity, but Tagovailoa did.

Tua threw for 2,840 yards, 33 touchdowns, and just three interceptions in his 2019 season. Miami fans get their guy, and Tua Tagovailoa gets a division without Tom Brady in it.

The news would be tough to break for Los Angeles Chargers fans, so hopefully, our writers here at Bolt Beat break the news to you delicately when/if this happens. Personally, most know I’m not as high on Tua as most are, but there is still a part of me that hopes he falls to the sixth pick.

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