Los Angeles Chargers: Trade-up targets in the 2020 NFL Draft

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Who could the Los Angeles Chargers target in a trade-up scenario in the 2020 NFL Draft?

After a strong 2018 season, the Los Angeles Chargers were hoping to take the next step and solidify themselves as Super Bowl contenders in 2019. However, that didn’t happen. The Chargers went 5-11 and finished in last place in their division. Not only did they finish with a poor record, but they also parted ways with long-time starting quarterback, Philip Rivers.

The Chargers hold the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and are sitting with major needs at offensive tackle and quarterback.

During free agency, the Chargers traded starting offensive tackle Russell Okung for guard Trai Turner from the Panthers. So, that means the best offensive tackle on the Chargers’ roster is Trey Pipkins, a second-year player from Sioux Falls. The 2020 NFL Draft is chock-full of top-shelf offensive tackles and picking at six will give them a few to choose from. However, will the Chargers feel a need to trade up to select their OT1?

With the departure of Philip Rivers, the Chargers have a void to fill at the position. The Chargers currently have Tyrod Taylor as their starting quarterback and second-year player from NDSU, Easton Stick as the backup.

The top of the quarterback position in the 2020 NFL Draft has some big names at it. With players like Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert all expected to go top-10. With Burrow expected to go as the first pick, will the Chargers try to trade up to select their choice of the remaining top quarterbacks?