Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: 3 teams to trade down with in the first round

Jul 30, 2019; Costa Mesa, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco during training camp at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 30, 2019; Costa Mesa, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco during training camp at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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(Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

3. Pittsburgh Steelers, pick 24

If the LA Chargers are comfortable moving down a lot, this is the team

If there is any team that may look to jump a lot of spots for a quarterback it is the Pittsburgh Steelers. It is no secret that the Steelers have a really talented roster and defense that is simply held back by the quarterback position.

Ben Roethlisberger started the year off fine but as the year went on his age really started to show. The guy is coming off of serious arm surgery. How much longer can Pittsburgh blindly follow his lead?

They need to start preparing for the future. The Steelers should do what the Green Bay Packers did last year (even though the Packers did it way too early) and should look to get a replacement for Big Ben.

They need someone who can take over after a year if Ben holds up but they also need someone who could take over for Ben if he continues to fall apart. They can get that at 13, especially if Lance or Wilson are there.

The difference between these two picks is 410 points. For reference, the Steelers’ second-round pick is worth 350 points. If the Chargers cannot incite a bidding war and are comfortable moving back this far then I could absolutely see Telesco trade 13 for 24 and 55. This would be similar to the trade the Chargers made last year to move up in the draft.

If they can absolutely squeeze the Steelers and add a fourth/fifth-round pick then that would be great.

Predicting the contracts for the big six free agents. Next

The Chicago one is obviously the best one but it is capitalizing on desperation that might only be there if Wentz does not go to Chicago. Washington and Pittsburgh are each more likely.

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