Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: Redrafting the 2020 NFL Draft halfway through the season

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - OCTOBER 11: Inside linebacker Patrick Queen #48 of the Baltimore Ravens returns a fumble by wide receiver Mike Thomas #80 of the Cincinnati Bengals for a fourth quarter touchdown at M&T Bank Stadium on October 11, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - OCTOBER 11: Inside linebacker Patrick Queen #48 of the Baltimore Ravens returns a fumble by wide receiver Mike Thomas #80 of the Cincinnati Bengals for a fourth quarter touchdown at M&T Bank Stadium on October 11, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

We are halfway through the 2020 season and can already make some changes to the LA Chargers’ 2020 draft picks.

We are at the halfway point of the 2020 season for the LA Chargers and it has been tremendously disappointing. The Chargers are 2-6 on the season with all six of the team’s losses being within one score.

The one positive thing keeping this season afloat has been rookie quarterback Justin Herbert. While Herbert only has one career win, watching him play every game has been extremely fun to watch and has given Charger fans hope for the future.

But what about the rest of the rookies? While the Chargers certainly did not have a bad draft, they could have had a better one. In a perfect world, with 20/20 hindsight at my disposal, here is how I would change the LA Chargers 2020 draft.

Sixth overall pick: Justin Herbert, QB

C’mon now, this is not changing. If every team was going back and changing the draft then Justin Herbert would not have been available at six. Some team would have traded up for him or the Miami Dolphins would have taken him over Tua Tagovailoa.

That is because he has been electric. He has had the best seven-game start of any rookie quarterback in the history of the NFL and continues to wow us on a weekly basis.

You know when a rookie quarterback is going to be good and that is the case with Herbert. He is already playing like a top quarterback in the league and that is with a terrible offensive line and his RB1 out of action.

The Chargers could have drafted baseball players with the other five picks in the draft and it still would have been regarded as a good draft because of Herbert. The kid is special.

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