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Chargers should look to draft to boost receiving corps

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With the first hand look at the success of the 2014 rookie wide receivers, the Chargers should look to draft the next big weapon in San Diego. They need a young play-maker to lineup opposite Keenan Allen. The middle of the field is locked down by Allen on crossing patterns and a future Hall of Fame tight end Antonio Gates, but who is going to make those deep plays along the sidelines? Speed and size should be something the team looks carefully at when finding their next offensive weapon. Most people would state the obvious fact that the glaring need at offensive line needs to be addressed first. I would agree wholeheartedly. However, injury prone Malcom Floyd will be 34 next season and Eddie Royal is not a lock to be back in 2015. This means the Bolts could be looking to inject some young blood into an already successful passing attack. Dontrelle Inman proved a viable option in limited action and the team just signed Austin Pettis, but if Royal leaves there is a clear void in big-play ability. After seeing the rookie success of Beckham, Evans, Matthews, Watkins, and Benjamin, the temptation could just be too much to resist.

Here are three play-makers that are expected to go within the first two rounds of the draft. Keep in mind the Chargers draft 17th, so barring a setback or horrific combine performance the odds of top prospect Amari Cooper being on the board are slim to none.