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Oregon native Justin Herbert becomes a Charger in 2020 NFL Draft

Former Oregon star quarterback Justin Herbert is staying on the West Coast. The former Sheldon High School standout was selected as the No. 6 overall pick to the Los Angeles Chargers in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, on Friday.

Posted: Apr 23, 2020 6:17 PM
Updated: Apr 23, 2020 11:42 PM

EUGENE, Ore--- Former Oregon star quarterback Justin Herbert is staying on the West Coast. The former Sheldon High School standout was selected as the No. 6 overall pick to the Los Angeles Chargers in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, on Friday.

Herbert’s draft projection bounced back and forth between the fifth and sixth overall picks in the weeks leading up to the draft.

Ultimately, The Miami Dolphins took former Alabama star Tua Tagovailoa as the No. 5 overall pick. That selection opened the door for the Charges to name Herbert as their next quarterback.

Herbert was thrust into the starting position for the Ducks during the 2016 campaign. In his first three seasons with the Ducks, Herbert threw for 7,070 yards, 63 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions.

In the 2019-20 season, Herbert led the Ducks to a Pac-12 championship and a Rose Bowl win. Herbert finished the year with a passer rating of 156.8, throwing for 3,471 yards and 32 touchdowns.

In the 2020 Rose Bowl, Herbert showed signs of NFL style leadership. Herbert only completed 14 passes for 138 yards. However, the mobile quarterback rushed for three touchdowns, including a score that would prove to be the game-winner with 7:40 left in the final quarter.

After that, it was an MVP showing at the Senior Bowl that boosted the Eugene native’s draft stock. Herbert’s South team would eventually lose the game 34-17. However, Herbert provided a stellar performance. Herbert opened the game by completing his first seven passes. He also threw a 16-yard touchdown in the opening drive. Herbert would finish 9-12 for 83 yards and no interceptions. He also rushed three times for 22 yards.

Herbert will now look to replace longtime quarterback Phillip Rivers. Rivers signed with the Indianapolis Colts in free agency. Last season, the Chargers underperformed in the 2019-20 season. Los Angeles finished with a 5-11 record which landed the Chargers in last place in the AFC West.

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