As the 2018-19 season kicks off with the start of training camp, there are numerous players for Bolts fans to keep an eye on.
The Bolts have a very exciting class of rookies this season, with many of them expected to be integral parts of the team. This applies especially to rookie safety Derwin James.
James has been hyped as an Earl Thomas-esque player, and has been labeled as a player expected to have an immediate impact from Week 1.
Other than James, I would also strongly recommend keeping an eye on rookie Kyzir White, as it seems he has begun to gain some traction with the coaches at the linebacker position.
The Chargers were plagued by a terrible kicking game last season, which could have cost them going to the playoffs. Although they were not able to adequately address this issue during the season, they have signed former Philadelphia Eagles kicker Caleb Sturgis, as well as maligned Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Roberto Aguayo.
Ironically, the kicking competition in training camp last season between Younghoe Koo and Josh Lambo was one of the highlights of training camp, but little did the Bolts know how that competition would end up working out.
Although it seems that Sturgis is poised to be the starter come Week 1, I’m sure many Bolts fans such as myself will be curious what type of kicking performance we can expect this season.
After missing the offseason and the majority of the regular season last year, seventh-overall pick Mike Williams is primed to make his “debut” in 2018-19.
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With starting tight end Hunter Henry already down for the season, a big-bodied presence such as that of Williams could really help make up for that difference.
Since the Bolts have such a deep group of receivers, Williams has to prove himself and earn playing time, but training camp is the perfect time to do so.
Overall, training camp will be a good time for Bolts fans to get an early glimpse at what they might be able to expect in the 2018-19 season, which hopefully will end up being a very successful year for the up and coming Bolts.
Which players are you excited to watch during Training Camp? Let us know in the comments.