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Report: San Diego Chargers open to moving third pick in the draft

The franchise with a history of dealing has their top selection on the block.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Sitting at third in the first round, the San Diego Chargers have their highest draft pick in twelve years, but this doesn't mean they aren't afraid to deal it.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune and their source "familiar to the [Chargers'] thinking", the Chargers open to the idea of trading down in the first round. This isn't exactly an unheard of strategy for the Chargers, as the last two times they held a top pick, they dealt it on both occasions. In 2001, armed with the first overall pick, San Diego elected to ship it off to the Falcons for a veteran receiver and a handful of picks that notably yielded LaDainian Tomlinson and Drew Brees. In 2004, the team decided to do the same with their next first overall selection, trading Eli Manning for the rights to Phillip Rivers and a few more draft picks.

So if the Chargers are selling once again, do the Ravens call?

Probably not. Considering the wealth of talent in the top of the first round, chances are that the Ravens are content with waiting to see who falls to them. Unless the Ravens are absolutely infatuated with a prospect, chances are that Baltimore will stay at number six, unless they themselves choose to trade down, that is.