Four Chargers ready to breakout in 2015

By Paul Maland
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Dec 20, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Dontrelle Inman (15) makes a reception for a first down during the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi

Dontrelle Inman – WR : 5th year (1 FA, 2 in CFL, 1 in NFL)

Dontrelle Inman is a name that wasn’t uttered much until late in the season as Keenan Allen battled with injury setbacks. The former CFL standout was recruited by offensive coordinator Frank Reich, a friend of Toronto Agonauts coach Scott Milanovich. Inman turned out to have an apparent chemistry with quarterback Philip Rivers, as he caught 12-of-17 targets for 158 yards as a starter in the final two games of the season. He possesses a combination of speed, agility, and a crisp route running ability that gives him plenty of separation from defenders. He has proven that he can make clutch plays late in the game as he did multiple times throughout those two starts. With a strong camp, he could make his case for the third/fourth receiver in depth and increased reps in 2015.

Offensive coordinator Frank Reich’s conversation with Agonauts coach Scott Milanovich

“I asked him, ‘What do you think of him?’ His response was, ‘If I had 42 players like Dontrelle, we’d never lose a game.’ That’s about the greatest compliment a coach can give a player. Right from day one, I’ve had a lot of confidence in this guy. He certainly proved it on Saturday.”

Quarterback Philip Rivers on Inman

“He was everything that I think we thought he was, as far as the way he’s practiced, the way he’s prepared, the way he works,” … “I don’t think it surprised any of us. … There is something about the look in a (young receiver’s eyes), I know from my standpoint, when you see a guy. Is it a little overwhelming, or is it not?” … “He was just in a good rhythm. He had a good look to him. That makes it even more comforting to, shoot, just let it rip and go like you would normally.”