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The 2017 NFL Draft is just three days away, and the decisions made April 27-29 in Philadelphia will impact the Los Angeles Chargers’ future for years to come.
While the Bolts can hardly afford to miss high drafts this year, they also can’t expect to play it safe and improve a five-win team by much.
As such, Chargers general manager Tom Telesco swings for the fences in our latest three-round mock draft.
Round 1: Trade Down
The Chargers should look to take advantage of quarterback-hungry teams.
Everyone knows the Cleveland Browns want to get former Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett and/or North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky. However, the Buffalo Bills at no. 10 might stop Trubisky from falling to Cleveland at no. 12.
Therefore, Los Angeles should look to use Cleveland’s fear against them, swapping their first-round pick with the Browns in exchange for Cleveland’s no. 33 overall pick.
Now, Los Angeles gets one extra draft pick to fill their many needs and the Browns get their quarterback of the future.
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Ryan is currently a student at the University of North Carolina. He grew up in the Bay Area and has had Raiders season tickets his entire life fostering his love for the NFL. He has founded his own sports website, thejrreport.com and works at the Sports Desk for the Daily Tar Heel. You can follow Ryan on twitter @rytime98 if you want to discuss anything sports.