LA Chargers Have Set Up A Meeting With Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen

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The NFL Draft is always one of the biggest sports-related events of the year and 2018's much-anticipated televised showcase of prospect-turned-pros will be no different.

The 2017-18 college football season had its fair share of explosive games performed by some of the most phenomenal collegiate athletes who played at every position on the field. There were a number of players on offense and defense who showed an abundance of professional ball club potential in some very big games.

However, the quarterback position still reigns supreme when it comes to priority during the NFL Draft and this is true for a number of important reasons. First of all, at the professional level, the quarterback is almost always the face of the NFL franchise. Today's league is becoming more and more reliant on winning by throwing 50 times a game.

Also, today's NFL quarterbacks are playing at high levels late into their careers. This will grant franchises the opportunity to draft quarterbacks often and give them the chance to learn from greatness in order to be able to carry the team in the future. Many quarterbacks have gone on to be very successful after being drafted to play backup under legendary signal callers.

The LA Chargers are an NFL franchise that understands this and that is why the ball club has been making moves at strategic times to engage with collegiate quarterbacks who have the potential to be a professional. Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt met with Heisman Trophy Winner Lamar Jackson on two occasions recently.

The Chargers play caller talked to Jackson at Louisville's 2017-18 Pro Day and at this year's NFL Scouting Combine. Jackson totally dominated on offense during the 2017-18 college football season and showed how much of threat he is from the pocket, as well as a runner. It really pays to have a quarterback who can make plays both ways.

However, the Chargers are still surveying the college football quarterback market ahead of this year's NFL Draft to gain a competitive advantage. According to an April 4th report by NFL.com, the Chargers have scheduled meetings with USC's Sam Darnold and UCLA's Josh Rosen in the near future.

Both of these visits will occur inside the city of LA, so they will not go against the NFL's rule, which limits each franchise with 30 visits to court players before the draft. The Darnold and Rosen visits were confirmed by an inside franchise source and revealed to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapaport, according to NFL.com.

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