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Bold predictions for the Chargers: Perryman a tackling machine

Aug 13, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Denzel Perryman (52) and defensive back Jahleel Addae (37) tackle Dallas Cowboys running back Gus Johnson (37) during the second quarter in a preseason NFL football game at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 13, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Denzel Perryman (52) and defensive back Jahleel Addae (37) tackle Dallas Cowboys running back Gus Johnson (37) during the second quarter in a preseason NFL football game at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
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We’re seven days away from training camp, so now it’s time for our seventh bold prediction for the San Diego Chargers.

Bold Prediction No. 7: Denzel Perryman will finish in the top three in tackles among LBs

This one is dedicated to Elvis (you know what’s up). #thispredictionisgood

Chargers linebacker Denzel Perryman is a star in the making. Even NFL.com expects him to make a leap this season.

At Miami, Perryman had at least 100 or more tackles in back-to-back seasons. In only nine starts, Perryman finished behind Manti Te’o for the most solo tackles (58) on the team his rookie year.

The guy is a beast. He’s a tackling machine. He has rare closing speed. He’s an old-shool thumper who reminds me of Ray Lewis (also from The U). With a revamped front seven, he will do even more damage.

Perryman will be the full-time starter going into 2016, so expect him to double his numbers. I’ll keep this prediction short, but Perryman could end up being one of the best inside linebackers in the game by the end of the year.

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