2020 NFL mock draft: Justin Herbert lands with the Chargers

Justin Herbert, Oregon Ducks. (Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – DECEMBER 07: Jeff Okudah #01 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in action in the Big Ten Championship game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 07, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

Detroit Lions. Jeffrey Okudah. 5. player. 50. . Cornerback

Lots of the talk surrounding the Detroit Lions this offseason was what to do with Pro Bowl cornerback Darius Slay, who had been vocal about wanting to be moved out of the Motor City. The Lions were able to find a new home for Slay, sending him to Philadelphia, before filling the void left by him with another talented corner.

Detroit added Desmond Trufant, who was released by the Atlanta Falcons, and will become an instant starter for the team. In addition, holding the No. 5 overall selection, Detroit can add the best player at the position group this April, bringing in Jeffrey Okudah from Ohio State.

Okudah is the only cornerback in this draft class who is slated for the first ten picks, and he is a guy who will make an instant impact in Detroit. The Lions have had their issues in their defensive backfield in the past, and with Trufant and Okudah, they find two solid corners to try to stop Aaron Rodgers twice a season.

6. player. 13. . Quarterback. Los Angeles Chargers. Justin Herbert

Currently, the Los Angeles Chargers have Tyrod Taylor as their starting quarterback, and while he is a solid NFL quarterback, they have a lot of work to do in terms of the position group. Luckily for them, this draft class has some solid talent at the position this April, and sitting at pick No. 6 overall, they may be able to get their future at the position.

Justin Herbert should have been a first round pick last year, but he instead decided to return to Oregon to play with his brother, a freshman on the team. Heading into the 2020 NFL Draft, many feel he is the most NFL-ready quarterback in the draft class, and he would be a perfect fit in Los Angeles.

Remember, this is a franchise who once had a legendary Oregon Duck leading them in Dan Fouts, and in Herbert, they would be getting a kid who can make all the throws, and can make things happen with his feet. The Chargers have a loaded roster on both sides of the ball, and Herbert could be the final piece to the puzzle.