It took a while for the receiving unit to catch it’s flow, but it looks like they are building up some steam for next season. Danario Alexander has been a monster since he came onto the roster. He has the size to outmuscle defenders and he goes and attacks the ball while it is in the air. He fits that Vincent Jackson mold that we once had here. Alexander will be a restricted free agent at the end of the season, but it would be foolish for the GM (whoever that may be) to let him skip out of town. We would be able to match any other offer that he gets, or we would receive draft picks as compensation if he left.
Malcom Floyd has been able to settle in as the second receiver with Alexander’s arrival. Floyd wasn’t able to carry the load at receiver all by himself, but with Alexander in the fold, he has been able to take that extra weight off his shoulders. It has given Philip Rivers more weapons to throw to as well.
After Alexander and FLoyd, we will be getting Vincent Brown back for next season. A lot of people thought that Brown was ready for a breakout season before he got hurt. He is rehabbing now and prepping for a big time 2013. He would be an awesome weapon in the slot and could step into a starting role if any of the top 2 guys were hurt.
Behind Brown would be Robert Meachem, Eddie Royal, Seyi Ajirotutu and Micheal Spurlock battling for roster spots. Maybe the new head coach that is in town will be able to find the correct way to use Meachem and Royal. They have been weapons before and have shown talent, but have disappeared in the San Diego sun.
Before Alexander arrived, we could have been looking to add a receiver in the draft, but he has easily quieted down that talk. The receivers we have on the roster now look like a good mix. We will have to find a way to get some contributions from Meachem and Royal or they will be sent packing somewhere.
How do you all like the 2013 Chargers receivers?