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Chargers bold predictions: June edition

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 09: Wide receiver Artavis Scott #3 of the Clemson Tigers runs with the ball during the first half against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 09: Wide receiver Artavis Scott #3 of the Clemson Tigers runs with the ball during the first half against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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CLEMSON, SC – NOVEMBER 7: Artavis Scott #3 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after the Tigers scored a touchdown during their game against the Florida State Seminoles at Memorial Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)
CLEMSON, SC – NOVEMBER 7: Artavis Scott #3 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after the Tigers scored a touchdown during their game against the Florida State Seminoles at Memorial Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)

Artavis Scott has a better season than Mike Williams

Now this, this is bold.

I told you guys in this look at wide receiver Artavis Scott that I would have a wild bold prediction, and this is it. If you’re saying this one might be too bold, you’re probably right.

But I’m not big on Mike Williams, a guy who I felt the team clearly reached on when it drafted him in the first round last year and since then, you’ve heard of more injuries he’s been dealing with than catches he’s made on the field.

Scott, his college teammate, has a chance to use the year he spent on the team’s practice squad last season to come in and show that he is ready to play at the professional level this year. Scott has the ability to be a force in the slot for the Chargers and perhaps even return kicks for the team.

But the reason why this is possible is due to Williams’ availability. As of right now, he’s ready to be on the field for the team, but how much confidence do you have that he’ll be able to do that on a regular basis? To this point, he has shown to be the very definition of an injury-prone player.

Look for Scott to have a terrific showing in training camp and carry that over to the preseason. The Chargers have an opportunity at wide receiver behind Keenan Allen, Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin and if Williams fails to stay healthy, that opportunity will become even bigger.

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