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Why the LA Chargers are the best head coaching job possible

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 22: Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on before the game against the New York Jets at SoFi Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 22: Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on before the game against the New York Jets at SoFi Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

2. The LA Chargers have nine picks in the 2021 NFL Draft and no future draft picks tied up

This is really important. While the LA Chargers have a really good core in place already the new head coach is going to want to bring in his own talent that he likes in the draft. Of course, if Tom Telesco stays then he has the final say, but the coach absolutely has a massive say in who the team is bringing in.

The Chargers are such a compelling job as they have nine picks in the upcoming draft and do not have any of their picks in the future tied up from any existing trades. The Chargers have a compensatory third-round pick for losing Philip Rivers in free agency and a sixth-round pick from the Desmond King trade.

That is a big deal. That is nearly one-sixth of the roster that the new head coach can immediately overhaul. Not only that, but all the picks are in a really good position. The Chargers are currently slated to have the fifth overall pick in the draft, making it even easier to find knockout rookies in the draft.

Heck, there is even the possibility of trading down a few spots in the draft as there is not a massive glaring need worth staying at five over (unless Penei Sewell somehow falls), which would result in even more draft capital.

The Falcons do not have their seventh-round pick, although that is not a massive deal, the Texans do not have their first or second-round pick and the Lions do not have their seventh nor fifth/sixth (depending on unknown terms for the Everson Griffen trade) round picks.

That is a massive advantage.

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