The 2021 NFL Draft is less than a week away and as draft day gets closer and closer there are more potential situations arising for the LA Chargers with the 13th overall pick.
One of the most talked-about situations is moving down from the 13th overall pick and capitalizing if one of the premier receivers is still on the board. That is exactly what we are dissecting today.
NFL Draft insider Matt Miller reported that he is hearing from several sources in the league that the Arizona Cardinals could trade up for a wide receiver. At 13, the Chargers are a great team to target for Arizona as the price would not be that much.
We broke down the potential cost of a trade in this article, but for the sake of this Chargers mock draft, we are assuming the Chargers would flip the 13th, 97th pick and the 199th pick for the 16th and 49th pick. The Chargers get the better deal in terms of the value chart, but Arizona would be justifiably overspending to get, in this case, DeVonta Smith.
The LA Chargers move back three picks and in return, turn a top 100 pick into another top 50 pick.
This would be a fantastic trade for the LA Chargers as they still wind up with a solid prospect at the 16th overall selection and don’t make the mistake of drafting a receiver in the first round.
Using The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Machine, let’s get into the rest of the mock now that the trade is out of the way.