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Los Angeles Chargers: Winners and losers following NFL draft

CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 07: Sam Tevi #69 of the Los Angeles Chargers before the game against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 07: Sam Tevi #69 of the Los Angeles Chargers before the game against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Winners: Wide receivers not named Allen or Williams

The Chargers also did not add a wide receiver in this draft after losing Tyrell Williams to free agency. That creates a huge opportunity for the third, fourth and fifth spots on the team and gives the guys in those slots a great chance to make an impact this summer.

Those players would be Travis Benjamin, Dylan Cantrell and Artavis Scott. Benjamin is a speedster, but he’s incredibly inconsistent, so either Cantrell or Scott could conceivably overtake him on the depth chart.

One thing is for sure, all three guys have a chance to bey key contributors next season.

Loser: Nick Dzubnar

The Chargers are loaded at linebacker and Dzubnar could be the odd man out.

Undrafted out of Cal Poly in 2015, Dzubnar has made a career as a special teams guy and a backup linebacker. He’s mainly known for those special teams plays but the fourth-round selection of Drue Tranquill could spell the end of the road.

Tranquill will be a rotational linebacker and could easily become the team’s best special teams player. With all of the other linebackers on the roster, there may not be enough room to keep Dzubnar. There are only 53 spots and you have to figure that Denzel Perryman, Jatavis Brown, Thomas Davis, Uchenna Nwosu, Kyzir White and Tranquill are all going to make the team.

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