Chargers GM Tom Telesco told reporters on Tuesday at the owners meetings that multiple teams have approached them with interest in trading for their No. 3 overall pick.
“They usually ask if I’m interested, and I say, ‘Yes,’” Telesco said, via Michael Gehlken of the Union Tribune. “I’ve had multiple teams ask. That’s where it starts. … It’s certainly an option. We’ll just follow it through and see where it goes. The cost to go into the top five from anywhere in the first round, there’s usually a pretty big premium for that, which is why there haven’t been as many trades up that high.
“But we’ll see. Certainly, there has been some action as far as talking. We’ll see if it actually closes out on that.”
Telesco added that it will all come down to what they can get for the pick.
“If we get the right deal, we’ll do it,” Telesco said. “If it’s the right deal and we feel like we’re going to a spot to get a real good football player, it’s something we’re definitely going to look at. That’s the same in every round you’re trading. There is no difference here. It’s no different picking at three than at 33. If you get the right deal from somebody and you feel good about it and if your board that if you move down you’ll have a good choice of players, then you do it.”
This isn’t the firsts we’ve heard about the Chargers possibly trading their first-round pick, as Gehlken previously reported that San Diego was open to the idea and willing to listen to trade scenarios.
The Titans are also on the record, saying that their No. 1 overall pick is available trade if any team is interested. However, it obviously takes another team to complete a deal and there has been some question whether there’s anyone in this year’s class worth trading up for.
Usually, a team is looking to move up for a quarterback, so it would likely require someone to fall in love with someone such as Carson Wentz or Jared Goff for them to complete a deal.
I’m sure we’ll be hearing even more about picks at the top of the draft being available for trade over the next month.