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Chargers May Have Interest in New England’s First Round Pick

The Union-Tribune points out that the Chargers may be on team that has an interest in trading for the Pats first round pick, a pick that they are reportedly interested in trading away.

Word is that the New England Patriots are interested in trading away the lower of their two first-round picks in this year’s NFL Draft. But this could be significant in regards to the Chargers because they have the ammunition to make moves, a history of partnering with Belichick and perhaps the desire to get another pick in the first round. The Chargers have amassed five picks among the first 89 spots, second only to the Patriots’ six in the top 92 and General manager A.J. Smith has been looking forward to this draft for a year, and he has often mentioned the flexibility having all those picks gives him. The only concrete thing to go on at this time is that a high-ranking Chargers insider confirmed the team has heard the chatter about the Patriots desire to maneuver with the 28th pick and said the idea is intriguing. The Chargers have the 18th, 50th, 61st, 82nd and 89th picks this year, that, along with next year’s picks (which Belichick always seems to like to stockpile) gives the Chargers the ability to target a player at No. 28 and go for it.

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One Response to “Chargers May Have Interest in New England’s First Round Pick”

  1. I think it would be a mistake to trade for New England’s 2nd pick. The last few years AJ has been trading away picks to get “his” guy and it hasn’t worked that well. The best teams, like New England, stockpile picks because they know the draft is somewhat of a crapshoot and therefore they want more picks so the chances of getting good (or great) players is higher.

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