Sep 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) along the sidelines during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chargers defeated the Eagles 33-30. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
If you look over at the San Diego Chargers depth chart, Keenan Allen is listed as the number 1 guy. I liked him coming out of college, but there is no way that I saw this happening this soon in his career. He has had a nice couple of games, but he will need to sustain that production. Rookies will make their share of mistakes also, but Allen looks like he is the real deal.
Allen has benefited from the injuries to Malcom Floyd and Danario Alexander and has ascended up the depth chart. He is listed as the top receiver with Vincent Brown as the number 2 and Eddie Royal as the slot receiver. Seyi Ajirotutu and Lavelle Hawkins round out the roster at the position. Who would have seen that as our receiving group at the beginning of the year? We are only in week 6 and we have all kinds of injury issues at the position.
Hoping for health from all the your receivers. We have a solid group of young guys at the position and they all will be getting the opportunity to make some plays.
Allen has started in 3 games this season and has 14 receptions for 225 yards and a touchdown. He has 195 yards receiving and a score in his last 2 games.