Here are the positions the Chargers must address tonight in the 2020 NFL Draft:
This shouldn’t come as a surprise. With the Chargers moving on from Philip Rivers, they are in need of a long-term option at QB. It is rumored that the Chargers are rolling with Tyrod Taylor under center, but he is certainly not a franchise quarterback
The Chargers traded former pro-bowler left tackle in Russell Okung to the Panthers, in exchange for pro-bowl guard Trai Turner. With Okung in Carolina, Pipkens is listed as the starting left tackle. Pipkins was a third-round selection from the Bolts in 2019, but has not proven a starting role.
The receiving duo of Allen and Williams is one of the league’s best, however the lack of a third WR is a big reason for the struggles of last season. With one of the best receiver classes we’ve ever seen, the Chargers should be able to find a speedy, WR3 option in the middle rounds.
With the signing of Nick Vigil, and the restructure of Denzel Perryman’s contract, it appears that the Chargers are definitely looking to upgrade at the LB position. While Vigil and Perryman are both solid veterans, I would like to see the Chargers go for a young, athletic linebacker in the mid to late rounds.
Cornerback / Safety:
The Chargers have one of the league’s best secondaries, headlines by Casey Hayward, Derwin James, and newly acquired Chris Harris Jr. However, with trade rumors circulating around CB Desmond King and the departure of safety Adrian Phillips, the Chargers could use some depth at the cornerback and safety positions.
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