NFL Draft Expert On Los Angeles Chargers Trading Pick 5: ‘Praying That The 4th QB Emerges’

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During his NFL Scouting Combine Preview press conference, NFL Network draft analyst, Daniel Jeremiah was asked what scenario he sees where the Los Angeles Chargers would trade down from the 5th pick.

“[They’re] praying that the fourth quarterback emerges from now to the draft. I think when it’s all said and done, it feels like it to me that you’re going to have the three quarterbacks go 1, 2, 3,” Jeremiah responded,”..It just feels to me talking to people around the league that seems to be the expectation.”

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Jeremiah continued, “If another quarterback emerges through the process, then you’re looking at
that sixth pick with the Giants to eighth pick with the Falcons, those viewed as quarterback potential teams. Then they would be sitting in a pretty good spot for somebody trying to come up, which would be pretty nuts if four of the first five picks were quarterbacks. I don’t think it’s out of the realm of possibility.”

He went on to say that he doesn’t see anyone trading up to get one of the wide receivers or a tackle. That it has to be a quarterback. He mentioned that for him it’s Bo Nix rising to that spot. J.J. McCarthy was another quarterback name that he dropped into the mix for a potential target of a guy the Giants, Titans, or Falcons would want to draft.

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Los Angeles Chargers Trade Partners

The three successive picks after the 5th pick, Giants, Titans, or Falcons, are all quarterback-needy teams. But there are other teams further back that would want to leap from all of those teams to get their guy. Denver, Las Vegas, Minnesota, and Pittsburgh could all be in the market for a quarterback. You can add Miami to the mix depending on how they are feeling about Tua Tagovailoa.

That’s one-quarter of the league that are potential trading partners for the Los Angeles Chargers.

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