As of recently, there have been rumblings that the Chargers could be shopping Desmond King in order to trade up in the draft from 6th overall.

The Chargers are in an odd spot, that being them sitting a pick behind the Miami Dolphins. The odds are obviously high that Miami goes quarterback with their selection, and Los Angeles has a glaring need at that position as well.

The Athletics’ Daniel Popper recently suggested that if Tom Telesco falls in love with a certain player, he is willing to move up and grab him to prevent Miami from selecting the player in front of the Bolts.

Popper stated that King could be an asset to pull off such a trade.

Desmond King has been put in a situation he has not yet experienced during his tenure with the Bolts. Not only is the young slot corner in his final year before his contract expires, but he may have lost his position. Los Angeles went out and signed Pro Bowl veteran Chris Harris to a 2 year, 20 million dollar deal. Harris recently admitted that the coaches have already told him he will be in the slot, in between Michael Davis and Casey Hayward.

The Bolts have a plethora of players to worry about re-signing next off-season, such as Keenan Allen, Melvin Ingram, Hunter Henry, Desmond King, Mike Pouncey, Joey Bosa, and Mike Williams. With all these names requiring a new contract, exploring all options is definitely the ideal thing to do.

So, where does this leave Desmond King?

Well, this is up for speculation. But I do not think trading King is within the Chargers’ best interest.

King, 25, is the youngest corner out of Hayward and Harris who are already 30 years old. Desmond has thrived in the NFL with his dependable tackling ability and lethal zone coverage.

Nonetheless, there is an opening at free safety after the departure of Adrian Phillips, who recently signed with New England. While I understand what Chris Harris brings to the table, we must keep in mind that Harris and Hayward won’t last forever.

Look out for the Chargers to move Desmond around this year and hopefully keep around for the long run.
Based off of his younger age and abilities in the defensive backfield, I believe it is in the Chargers’ best interest to keep Desmond around and stay put at 6th overall pick to grab their guy.

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