By Gavino Borquez
Chargers general manager Tom Telesco hasn’t been the most aggressive when it comes to trades on draft day recently. But early on in his tenure with the team, Telesco went three consecutive years with making a trade during the draft.
In 2015, the Chargers traded the No. 17 overall pick, a fourth-rounder and fifth-rounder in 2016 to the 49ers to move up two spots, taking running Melvin Gordon at No. 15.
In 2014, Telesco traded the No. 57 overall selection in the second round and a fourth-rounder to the Dolphins to move up seven spots to select edge rusher Jeremiah Attaochu at No. 50.
And in 2013, the Chargers traded the No. 45 overall selection in the second round and a fourth-rounder to the Cardinals to move up seven spots and picked linebacker Manti Te’o at No. 38.
So even though there’s been a bit of a drought since Los Angeles has made a draft day trade, history tells us that the team is not afraid of moving up to snag a player.
If L.A. is looking to trade up in this year’s draft, it’s important to know the value of each pick and what they would have to give up to get or vice versa with another...