Chargers Draft

3 trade packages to move back from 17 the Chargers should consider

By Ben Knudson
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3. Trade back to 32 with the Detroit Lions

The Lions are a franchise in need. They have holes all over their roster that need to be filled. Right now it looks like the Lions are going to draft and EDGE with the second overall pick. Drafting Aidan Hutchinson or Kayvon Thibodeaux does help the team but doesn't set them up for major success in the future.

Jared Goff doesn't look like he is going to be the long-term solution at quarterback but the value of drafting a quarterback doesn't make sense until about the middle of the first round. This is where the Chargers gain some draft capital. Moving back 15 spots in the first round means that the Lions are going to have to give up quite a bit to get pick 17.

If they find that picking a player like Kenny Pickett or Malik Willis at 17 will give them some hope for the future, they might want to pull the trigger to get those guys acclimated quickly.

The haul that the Chargers would receive would likely be a first and a second-round pick at minimum. The issue with the first-round pick they would receive is that it is the last pick in the first round, but they would also receive pick 34, which is the second pick in the second round.

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Drafting potential starters with their first and second-round picks could make trading back extremely valuable as, right now, the Chargers don't have a pick after 17 until pick 79. Here's the deal we would be seeing:

Chargers receive pick 32 and 34, Lions receive pick 17

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