2 perfect options for the Chargers with the No. 37 overall pick in the NFL Draft
The Los Angeles Chargers have plenty of questions that need to be answered this offseason. First and foremost, the Chargers have to make a decision on who will be replacing Philip Rivers at quarterback in 2020.
In a recent radio-show appearance, Anthony Lynn seemed content with Tyrod Taylor getting a chance to start next season. Along with Taylor, it’s hard not to think that Los Angeles is going to draft someone or sign someone else to compete for the job.
The Chargers will enter the 2020 NFL Draft with the sixth-overall pick in the first round. In other words, Los Angeles is in a prime position to select their future franchise quarterback. Most people have linked the Chargers as a team that could select Justin Herbert out of Oregon.
With Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa likely being taken by the time Los Angeles is on the clock, Herbert would be the next best option.
Provided that the Chargers take Herbert, here are two perfect options for the Chargers with the No. 37 pick in the NFL Draft.
Lloyd Cushenberry III
In all likeliness, the Chargers are going to select Herbert or another quarterback of their liking in the first round. Regardless of what Los Angeles chooses to do at quarterback, they need to bolster the offensive line for next season.
When free agency kicks off, the Chargers are in jeopardy of losing four of their interior offensive linemen. The most notable name that could be headed elsewhere is Michael Schofield. Schofield has started at right guard for Los Angeles in the past two seasons.
If Schofield departs in free agency, Lloyd Cushenberry III becomes a logical choice for the Chargers. At LSU, Cushenberry flashed his athleticism at the center position. With that being said, he is probably best suited to begin his NFL career as a guard.
To continue the theme of improving the offensive line, the Chargers could target an offensive tackle in the second round. During the 2019 season, Russell Okung only managed to start in six games at left tackle due to a groin injury.
Nevertheless, Los Angeles expects the veteran tackle to be back with the team next season. With Okung manning the left side, the Chargers could undoubtedly replace Sam Tevi at right tackle.
Early in the second round, the Chargers should consider taking Austin Jackson out of USC. Jackson is a lengthy offensive tackle that would benefit from beginning his career as a right tackle.
The decision to select Jackson should be made with the intention of him being the future starting left tackle.