2. Orlando Brown is a proven commodity and opens doors for the LA Chargers in the 2021 NFL Draft
It would be one thing if the LA Chargers needed some depth at the tackle position but had more pressing needs that absolutely need to be taken with a second-round pick. If that was the case then I could absolutely see why the team would be wary in trading high draft capital for Brown.
That is not the case whatsoever. This is a situation where the LA Chargers can solve literally their biggest roster need this offseason with some draft picks. They do not have to pay some over-the-hill free agent a large contract. They can acquire a legitimate left tackle who is only going to be 25 years old next offseason.
And consider this: the LA Chargers would be getting an established left tackle that we know is Pro Bowl-caliber. The same cannot be said in the draft. Sure, Rashawn Slater, Samuel Cosmi and Christian Darrisaw are all fun prospects but there is no guarantee that they will reach the level that Brown has reached.
Proven talent is valuable.
Some would say that this opens the door for the team to go with another position of need at 13. Personally, I would still go offensive line and take someone who could shore up the interior. Perhaps someone such as Wyatt Davis or Alijah Vera-Tucker.
Heck, this even makes trading down more intriguing. The Washington Football Team is a perfect team to trade with at 19 and the Chargers could essentially replace the draft capital they lost by moving down six spots because they no longer need that premier tackle.
There are so many doors this opens for the LA Chargers in the draft.