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3 edge rushers the Chargers should undoubtedly try to trade for

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3. Lorenzo Carter, Atlanta Falcons

This is an example of someone whose overall numbers this season may not look that promising but Brandon Staley and co. may look at Lorenzo Carter and his traits and believe that they could get more out of the young outside linebacker.

Carter signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons in the spring and if there is a team that is willing to trade a future seventh-round pick for Carter then the Falcons likely won't think twice.

Carter only has 12 pressures in 198 pass-rushing snaps this season which is obviously less than ideal. However, he does not play on a very talented defense and has put together decent seasons in the past that the Chargers could build on.

Last season he had 31 pressures in 296 pass-rushing snaps. This gave him a near-identical pass-rush win rate as current Charger Morgan Fox at 11.6%.

What is so intriguing about Carter is his athleticism and versatility. He has played substantial snaps in the box in his career and has looked more than qualified in coverage as an outside linebacker in the NFL.

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He is athletic, versatile, fits the scheme and runs a 4.46 40-yard dash. The Chargers would be betting on their coaching if they traded for him but at such a low cost, it might be worth the risk considering the status of the team right now.

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