Why the LA Chargers should trade down from 13 in the 2021 NFL Draft

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The LA Chargers are currently slated to pick 13th overall in this April’s 2021 NFL Draft. This is much lower than where we all expected the team to pick with a month left in the season as the Bolts rattled off four straight wins to move to 7-9 and drop eight or so spots in the order.

The Penei Sewell watch officially stopped once the team was obviously not going to pick in the top five and now there is an assortment of directions that the Chargers could go.

The most likely path is that the Chargers are going to pick an offensive lineman with the 13th overall pick and should probably pick another offensive lineman with the second-round pick as well. The focus has to be to protect Justin Herbert and last year’s line was one of the worst in the league.

Still want the team to draft a receiver in the first round? Go back and watch the game against the New England Patriots with how many shots Herbert was taking and come back to me.

Some fans have floated the idea of the Chargers trading up in the 2021 NFL Draft if Sewell somehow falls out of the top five. And while that would be interesting, I definitely think that it is much more likely that the Chargers trade down in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Here is why.

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