Jan 12, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Keenan Allen (13) catches a touchdown pass in the third quarter against Denver Broncos cornerback Quentin Jammer (23) during the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos beat the Chargers 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

How good can Keenan Allen be?

How good can Keenan Allen be? He had a spectacular rookie season with the San Diego Chargers and the expectations are through the roof. He plays like someone who has been in the league for years.

Defenses are going to put more focus on him this year. With all his success on the field last season, he will get the attention. Is that going to limit his production though?

Allen will be the top option on a number of plays this season and he excels at creating space. He still should get the ball thrown in his direction and he will be able to make things happen after the catch. He has the talent to beat any defense that is thrown at him. He already started seeing double teams last season. The weapons around him this season will be better.

Malcom Floyd stepping back onto the field should be a huge upgrade on offense. Vincent Brown is gaining more confidence and should be more of a threat. Having more threats on the field, will spread out the attention of the defense and allow Allen to make some plays.

Allen can be a top wide receiver in the league. He has that type of ability. He has the right quarterback throwing him the ball. He has the drive. The sky is the limit for the young star. I will be expecting to see this kid on the highlight reels over and over and be talked about around the league. He will bring attention back to San Diego and make this team a legit threat to make a run to the Super Bowl.

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    • Gunnar Martin

      Didn’t used to like Bucky Brooks at all, but maybe I’ll have to reconsider with all this pro-Chargers stuff he’s put out recently haha

  • diomar espinal

    well as of now hes deff my favorite player on the team and the skies the limit for the kid. But as far as your question goes we will see this year how good he can be because he will be facing off against 4 of the top 5 corners in the league in revis, sherman, pat p. and talib. After those games we will see where our boy stands.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      it should be fun to see how this kid does against those corners

  • Parker Richardson

    He has what it takes but he needs help! If Floyd stays healthy and Green starts to reach his potential Allen is going to have a phenomenal season!

  • Sergio Quintero

    He’s a no1 WR without elite speed, so he has very clear comparables in: Reggie Wayne, Roddy White & Cris Carter. Out of those 3 his most similar to Reggie Wayne, a 1200-1400 yard WR in his prime sounds about right.

    • Gunnar Martin

      Like the Reggie Wayne comparison. I see a lot of similarities in their game, especially how quick and smooth they are in and out of their breaks. Phenomenal route runners.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      I was just thinking of him as a Cris Carter type… crazy that you pulled that comparison in as well… the hands are just that good!

  • Cgoodness13

    Next Larry Flitzgerald

    • Marcel West-Bailey

      You’re kidding right?

  • arnie


  • Amos Mikaele

    I think it will be tough to reproduce what he did last season. A lot of rookies tend to have a slump their sophomore year due to teams having more awareness and knowledge of their capabilities and tendencies to play. However, given the amount of talent the Chargers have in the running game with Matthews, Woodhead, and D. Brown, along with a strong receiving core in Floyd, V. Brown, Gates, and Green, it’s very likely that Keenan Allen will be producing at a high level next year. The Chargers are heavily underrated, and I can’t explain enough how great of a QB we have in Philip Rivers and how much our defense has improved in the off season. Hopefully the running game will be the foundation of our offense that sets up the passing attack in the long run, helping Keenan perform beyond our expectations.

  • Eli Rodriguez

    I’m actually not really excited about our receiving core. We really don’t have much depth. What happens if Floyd gets hurt again. We can’t always throw the ball to allen. I mean they could but i doubt it would work all the time.I’m not an Eddie royal fan he’s too inconsistent because of injuries. I’m starting to give up on Brown too. I’m hoping that he was still struggling coming back from injury during last season. Reese is a one trick pony. I like him but in film all he really does is run deep. He needs to add another dimension to his game. I feel like all we really have this season is Allen and Floyd. Even with Floyd I’m expecting too much from him after that injury.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      I still wish we took Moncrief in the draft. I am not huge on the depth at the position either and our receivers have not been the best with injuries

      • Eli Rodriguez

        I wanted them to take him too. But they didn’t. Let’s see how Watt turns out.

  • Tazzster

    He has the tools to be great. – Great hands, great route runner, gets separation from his defender.

    As far as people worried about him being doubled or shut down by elite corners, if that happens then defenses will have to worry about the other guys…. Gates, Floyd, Woodhead, Royal, Green.

    Any play the Bolts can put out 5 players who are playmakers that catch the ball. Defenses are going to have to pick their poison.

  • kylef

    Its going to be so rad when people are trying to figure out who to double pretty soon we could be seeing multiple players with 4 digits in receiving yards..