Chargers Draft

2 bold predictions for the LA Chargers on day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft

LOUISVILLE, KY - SEPTEMBER 02: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah #6 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in action on defense during a game against the Louisville Cardinals at Cardinal Stadium on September 2, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. Notre Dame defeated Louisville 35-17. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - SEPTEMBER 02: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah #6 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in action on defense during a game against the Louisville Cardinals at Cardinal Stadium on September 2, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. Notre Dame defeated Louisville 35-17. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

1. The LA Chargers trade up for Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah or Trevon Moehrig

There are two players that are still on the board that were widely expected to be first-round picks in the 2021 NFL Draft. Several different teams are going to eyeball Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah and Trevon Moehrig as potential targets and it would not be all that surprising to see the Chargers make the move.

Owusu-Koramoah is the more exciting of the two prospects and is someone who would have been a great fit on the Chargers at 13 if they did not have a glaring hole at left tackle. He is a versatile linebacker that is likely going to play more safety in the NFL but his versatility plays great with Brandon Staley’s defensive vision.

The things that the Chargers could do with Owusu-Koramoah and Derwin James are legitimately mouth-watering. It would be a special pairing.

Trevon Moehrig is a really good football player as well and would give the Chargers that great third safety that works so well in a Staley defense. He was an elite special teams player in college and would provide instant help and a lot of potential in the future.

So what would the cost be? The Chargers would likely have to move into the 33-35 range to get one of these players. One could fall, but let’s err on the side of caution.

Per Drafttek’s NFL Trade Value Chart, the value of the Chargers moving up from 47 to 35 is 120 points. The value of the team’s 97th pick is 112 points. A package of 45, 97 and 198 (or next year’s sixth) would be enough and would be worth it.

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