The Chargers are ready and primed to make their first-round pick tomorrow night near the top of the 2020 NFL Draft. Will it be a quarterback to lead this franchise into a new era? Will it be a cornerstone offensive tackle who will protect a future signal-caller? Or will it be a blue-chip defensive player who could truly get this defense over the top?
Now is the time to grind that last bit of film and make your final judgements. It’s time to lock-in your bets and see if all the hard work has paid off. I want to know who YOU think the Chargers are selecting in the first round of this year’s draft.
For me, the preference has been a toss-up for awhile between Tua Tagovailoa and Isaiah Simmons. Aside from Joe Burrow, Chase Young, and Jeff Okudah, I think those two are the last of the prospects that are going to be instant difference-makers. They’re all guys who will make immediate and significant impacts from day one. After spending the last week focusing time on watching all the potential options at #6, I think my final nod goes to Tua.
It’s just incredibly apparent how much of a natural thrower Tua is combined with his unbelievable footwork in the pocket. If there is one thing that has a high chance of translating to the NFL, it’s natural accuracy. Doesn’t matter when, where, or how he throws the ball, he knows how to contort arm angles and deliver it with the right touch to put it in a place for his receivers to make a play.
Tua Tagovailoa should go #1 overall ♂️ pic.twitter.com/wzobYRjG98— Alabama DieHards (@AlabamaDieHards) April 14, 2020
Now I love Simmons and it’s almost unfathomable to imagine him on this defense, but when it comes to balancing this elite defense with an offense that could be just as formidable in 2020, Tua makes the most sense.
But that’s just my two cents. I want to hear yours.
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