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LA Chargers: Ranking the 2020 NFL Draft picks by value

MOBILE, AL - JANUARY 25: Quarterback Justin Herbert #10 from Oregon of the South Team warms up before the start of the 2020 Resse's Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on January 25, 2020 in Mobile, Alabama. The Noth Team defeated the South Team 34 to 17. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
MOBILE, AL - JANUARY 25: Quarterback Justin Herbert #10 from Oregon of the South Team warms up before the start of the 2020 Resse's Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on January 25, 2020 in Mobile, Alabama. The Noth Team defeated the South Team 34 to 17. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

LA Chargers 2020 NFL Draft value rankings: 5. Justin Herbert

Charger fans are split on the team selecting Justin Herbert in the 2020 NFL Draft. On one hand, he was the best quarterback available and has some very promising signs with some time to grow, and on the other, the gap between him and Tua Tagovailoa is significant.

The Chargers made the selection that they had to make: they selected the best quarterback available. And while you could tinker with the idea of the team drafting Isaiah Simmons at six and then trading back into the first for Jordan Love, I do like Herbert a lot more than Love.

I am not on the train of disliking Justin Herbert, although I am not necessarily thrilled by the selection, either. Herbert has some really promising traits about him and a rocket arm and with the right coaching and guidance, should have all the intangibles to become a quality starting quarterback.

There are concerns about the transition to the NFL as Herbert was not great in big games, but with NFL talent around him, he probably should be fine.

This is not to say that it is a bad selection. However, Herbert is realistically someone who the team probably could have drafted with the 10th overall pick if they had it and while they had to pick him to stop anyone from trading up for him, he did seemingly stick out from the rest of the top-eight in the draft.

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