5 teams who could get the Detroit Lions trade the No. 3 pick

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Tyrod Taylor, Los Angeles Chargers
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Of the five teams listed, the Los Angeles Chargers have the last draft capital, but they come in here at No. 2 because they are the most desperate. Even though head coach Anthony Lynn is a big fan of their new starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor, he’s not as alluring as what Tua Tagovailoa or Justin Herbert could be as NFL Draft prospects. They’re worth trading up to No. 3 for, though.

There are three teams who will take a quarterback in the top 10 this year. The Chargers are the third team in the pecking order. The Cincinnati Bengals will take Joe Burrow No. 1 and the Miami Dolphins are a spot ahead of the Chargers picking at No. 5. Though Chargers general manager Tom Telesco might be fine with either quarterback, what if the Dolphins take his favorite of the two?

By moving up from No. 6 to No. 3, the Chargers will ensure themselves of getting their choice of Herbert or Tagovailoa. The Washington Redskins could move back from No. 2, but why would a defensive-minded head coach like Ron Rivera not want to draft the best player in the draft in Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Chase Young? That’s why getting to No. 3 is so crucial this year.

To get to No. 3, the Chargers must give up No. 6 and their 2021 first-round pick. If they really want to spice the deal up, why not see if the Lions are interested in one of their many great defensive players. The Chargers have more cornerbacks and defensive backs than they know what to do with. It may not be multiple 2020 first-rounders, but the Chargers can make a competitive offer.