Chargers Draft

5 trade-up candidates for the LA Chargers in the 2022 NFL Draft

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Breece Hall, Dee Winters, Nook Bradford
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4. Breece Hall - RB - Iowa State

As stated earlier, since the departure of Melvin Gordon III, the Chargers have not had a true runner of the football. Austin Ekeler is an incredible running back, however, he works better outside the tackles. Finding a running back that can run between the tackles and carry a large workload is essential in the modern league, and Breece Hall is that guy.

Breece Hall is a guy with impeccable speed, clocking in a blazing 4.39 40 yard dash at the combine, along with a 40 inch vertical and a broad jump of 10.5 feet. This explosiveness on top of his pure power is something that teams will be scared of if they have to go up against Hall.

When in the open field, he may be one of the hardest people to stop, as he totaled five touchdowns of over 75 yards in his college career. Secondaries can attempt to tackle him, but his ability to juke out of the way and not lose much speed is what sets Hall apart from a lot of the other running backs in the draft.

He may not have an instant burst of speed like lots of running backs in today's game, but he can take the contact head-on and bounce off tacklers to gain extra yards. A player like Breece Hall shows similarities of former Patriots back LeGarrette Blount in the way that he can score touchdowns at will and has a lot of strength and power to him.

Where will Breece Hall be taken?

Running backs are hard to predict where they will be taken, but a player of Breece Hall's abilities can expect him to be drafted in the second round. Another trade-up to the second round could be in motion to select a running back to assist Austin Ekeler and the rest of the star-studded offense.

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