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Chargers select Justin Herbert with 6th pick

The Bolts select the athletic signal-caller from Oregon with their first-round pick.

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The Los Angeles Chargers have selected quarterback Justin Herbert with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft.

After each team in the top-5 decided to stay put, the Bolts wind up drafting the former Oregon signal-caller following the Dolphins’ selection of Tua Tagovailoa. Herbert is a 6’6, 237-pound passer with a cannon arm and elite intelligence after winning the William V. Campbell Trophy, also known as the “Academic Heisman.” As a senior in 2019, Herbert threw for 3,471 yards with 32 touchdowns to just six interceptions. He capped off a stellar career in Eugene with a Pac-12 Championship and a victory in the 2020 Rose Bowl over Wisconsin.

After all the anticipation leading up to this draft, and whether the Chargers would select a quarterback after Tyrod Taylor was given the stamp of approval by the team’s brass, they ultimately pulled the trigger for the heir to Philip Rivers.

Check out this scouting report on Herbert from SB Nation.


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Chargers 2020 draft picks:

  • Round 1, (pick 6): QB Justin Herbert from Oregon
  • Round 2, (pick 37):
  • Round 3, (pick 71):
  • Round 4, (pick 112):
  • Round 5, (pick 151):
  • Round 6 (pick 186):
  • Round 7 (pick 220):

2020 NFL draft schedule:

ABC, ESPN and NFL Network will televise the draft.

Thursday, April 23

5 p.m. PT (Round 1 - 10 minutes per pick)

Friday, April 24

4-9 p.m. PT (Round 2 - seven minutes per pick; Round 3 - five minutes per pick)

Saturday, April 25

9 am PT (Rounds 4 and 5 - five minutes per pick; Round 7 - four minutes per pick)