The Los Angeles Chargers have some big decisions to make this offseason.
One of them being the decision to bring back wide receiver Tyrell Williams, the 26-year-old who is expected to hit free agency and will receive a lucrative contract this offseason. As we get closer to free agency, I expect the Chargers to let Williams hit the open market and ultimately play for another team next year.
The reason being that I do not believe the Chargers are willing to spend $10 million or more on a receiver when this year’s draft is extremely deep at wide receiver. There are a wide variety of receivers to choose from that would make great replacements for Williams. Here are two wide receiver prospects the Chargers should consider selecting in this year’s draft.
Keelan Doss, wide receiver, UC Davis
Spending four years at UC Davis, Keelan Doss put up some monster numbers.
In 44 games played, his career numbers include 321 catches, 4,069 receiving yards, averaging 12.7 yards per catch and recording 28 touchdowns.
Recently, Doss has really caught people’s eye with his route running and has drawn some comparisons to Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen. The comparisons are warranted however due to Doss’ elite route-running ability while at this year’s Senior Bowl.
At 6-foot-2 and 207 pounds, Doss’ ability to separate would make him an ideal draft selection and someone that quarterback Philip Rivers would love throwing to.
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Hakeem Butler, wide receiver, Iowa State
If you were building a wide receiver in Madden, there’s a good chance he might resemble Hakeem Butler.
At 6-foot-6 and 225 pounds, Butler possesses elite size, can jump over defensive backs, has great ability to run after the catch (22 yards per catch in 2018), and is a red zone threat.
Chargers’ Quarterback Philip Rivers has enjoyed throwing to big receiving targets throughout his career and Butler would be a great replacement for Williams.