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2020 NFL Mock Draft: Los Angeles Chargers Select QB Justin Herbert at No. 6

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The third quarterback comes off the board.

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With the 6th pick of the 2020 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Los Angeles Chargers select...

Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

The selection and write-up were made by Crawford_T:

This offseason marked the end of an era with the Chargers as they mutually parted ways with long-time franchise QB Philip Rivers. This means that for the first time since 2004, the Chargers are looking for a quarterback. Tyrod Taylor is currently at the top of the depth chart and though he is a pro, he is not a long term starter at the position. So, the Chargers go with the top remaining QB on the board: Justin Herbert.

Justin Herbert has enormous upside with all the physical tools to be a successful QB; He is very athletic and has a top notch arm. However, Herbert will not likely be a day 1 starter, as he still has much to work on. A more likely scenario is what happened in 2019 with Denver and Drew Lock; roll with the veteran for as much of the season as possible before handing over the reins. For the Chargers this pick is more about 2021 and beyond than 2020.

Pokorny: “The Chargers seem backed into a corner here. They’ve said goodbye to Philip Rivers, so it’s time to look forward to the future. The Chargers hope they aren’t picking as high as No. 6 overall again, but while they’re here, they don’t want to pass on a quarterback until 2021.”

The Carolina Panthers are up next, led by Your Friendly Neighborhood Esq.

2020 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Cincinnati Bengals ShockerBrown QB Joe Burrow
2 Washington Redskins vinys06 DE Chase Young
3 Detroit Lions Robo Dawg CB Jeffrey Okudah
4 New York Giants Legoman0721 LB Isaiah Simmons
5 Miami Dolphins fjblessi QB Tua Tagovailoa
6 Los Angeles Chargers Crawford_T QB Justin Herbert
7 Carolina Panthers Your Friendly Neighborhood Esq. DT Derrick Brown
8 Arizona Cardinals brianberniebaker OT Tristan Wirfs
9 Jacksonville Jaguars GrandAdmiralThrawn0905 OT Andrew Thomas
10 Cleveland Browns xfl2001fan OT Jedrick Wills
11 New York Jets Adam Rice WR CeeDee Lamb
12 Las Vegas Raiders Barnestorm WR Jerry Jeudy
13 San Francisco 49ers tmartin5785 WR Denzel Mims
14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Browns95 OT Mekhi Becton
15 Denver Broncos poultman DL Javon Kinlaw
16 Atlanta Falcons makeaplay59 CB C.J. Henderson
17 Dallas Cowboys Barry Shuck OLB K'Lavon Chaisson
18 Miami Dolphins Mudville WR Henry Ruggs III
19 Las Vegas Raiders jdreyfuss CB Jaylon Johnson
20 Jacksonville Jaguars Schnapppi DL A.J. Epenesa
21 Philadelphia Eagles ButCanHeSetTheEdge? WR Justin Jefferson
22 Minnesota Vikings BrianB77 CB Jeff Gladney
23 New England Patriots Swagnasty LB Patrick Queen
24 New Orleans Saints carrettbagel88 LB Kenneth Murray
25 Minnesota Vikings OCMiami DE Yetur Gross-Matos
26 Miami Dolphins fjblessi S Xavier McKinney
27 Seattle Seahawks OhioCityBrownsBeliever DT Ross Blacklock
28 Baltimore Ravens tinkerer OL Cesar Ruiz
29 Tennessee Titans wahoo7 CB Kristian Fulton
30 Green Bay Packers Suppa Bob WR Chase Claypool
31 San Francisco 49ers mrwhitman OT Josh Jones
32 Kansas City Chiefs pt_999 RB D'Andre Swift
41 Cleveland Browns HenryDawg S Grant Delpit