The Los Angeles Chargers decided to draft Justin Herbert with the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Here are three players they should have taken over him.
With the NFL Draft in the rear view mirror for the Los Angeles Chargers, they will be heading into the 2020 season with a new young quarterback.
As many thought, the Chargers went with a quarterback at sixth overall, as they grabbed Justin Herbert with their first-round pick. With the Miami Dolphins being in front of the Chargers in the draft, Los Angeles didn’t have a chance to get their choice between the two top quarterbacks after Joe Burrow.
With Philip Rivers now in Indianapolis, it was important for the franchise to get a young quarterback to groom. While Herbert has a lot of the physical tools that you want in a quarterback, those tools haven’t always translated into success.
For the Chargers, they will now be invested in Herbert as the future quarterback of the franchise. However, he will have some work to do.
When it comes to drafting, it never feels good when a team reaches for a player. Even though Herbert fills a need for the Chargers, they had others that they needed to address, and they could have done so with the sixth overall pick.
Most had Herbert as a mid-to-late first-round prospect, as taking him in the Top-10 doesn’t feel like a good choice. The Chargers could have elected to go in another direction with the sixth pick and then pursued quarterbacks like Jordan Love or Jalen Hurts later on.
With the Herbert pick not feeling like a great one as of now, here are three players the Chargers should have drafted over him.