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Justin Herbert to the Chargers in Casserly’s latest mock

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We got a little bit of a break there as draft analysis started pairing the Chargers with other prospects, including another quarterback option. But good old Charles Casserly, staying true to form, comes out with his first mock draft of the season and there are plenty of underwhelming selections while sliding in a few that will make you say “..the hell?”

Casserly gave the Chargers another big-name analyst who believes the Bolts will fill their need at quarterback with the west coast kid from the University of Oregon.

Here’s what he had to say about the pick:

“With the Philip Rivers era now in the rearview, the Bolts are looking for their next franchise QB. Are they comfortable with Herbert here? Is he the QB they want to lead the team? Would they have to trade up for him? Or might they address the position in free agency?”

Also, if you’ve read your fair share of Casserly mocks, you’ll have noticed by now that he doesn’t like to put a ton of effort into his explanations for the picks. You’re quite lucky if he gives you more than one sentence for your team. The Chargers got...one...two...four whole dang questions.

Thanks Charles!

There’s been a lot of new speculation that the Miami Dolphins, who hold pick #5 before the Chargers, are warming up to the idea of picking Justin Herbert over Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa. This news has been met with a ton of justified criticism because, as a whole, the consensus is that there is a rather large gap between the top-2 quarterbacks and the rest. If the Dolphins were to really select Herbert over Tua, the Chargers might well end up with a quarterback who, at one point, was the consensus first-overall pick prior to his hip injury.