3 positions the Chargers could draft in first round, 2 they should steer clear of

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Chargers should steer clear of: Running back (unless it is Bijan Robinson)

The Chargers are currently in an interesting situation at the running back position. Austin Ekeler is entering the last year of his deal and he is trying to leverage his back-to-back great seasons with the Bolts into a larger pay day.

After the two sides could not agree to a contract extension, Ekeler requested (and was granted) permission to seek out a trade. Nothing has yet come from that as most teams probably don't want to pay a running back in his late 20s two times over market value, but anything could happen.

Even if Ekeler is traded, the Chargers should not draft a running back in the first round of the draft. This admission comes with a very stern stipulation, though, as Bijan Robinson should be the pick if he somehow falls to 21.

Robinson is a special, special athlete and is someone who can legitimately be a franchise back for multiple years. If the Chargers can draft one of the 7-8 most talented prospects with the 21st overall pick then they should do that every time.

But that is the lone exception. There is a lot of running back talent in this draft and the team would be much better off drafting someone like Tyjae Spears in the third round than Jahmyr Gibbs in round one.