Chargers Draft

Chargers record prediction following the 2019 NFL Draft

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JANUARY 06: Adrian Phillips #31 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates after intercepting a pass by Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens during the second quarter in the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 06, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JANUARY 06: Adrian Phillips #31 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates after intercepting a pass by Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens during the second quarter in the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 06, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 13: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts after catching a touchdown pass during the first quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 13: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts after catching a touchdown pass during the first quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

Chargers record predictions

Tyler Gallagher

Record: 11-5

The Los Angeles Chargers fortified their defense in the draft, and their top-tier defense will be a difference maker in several regular season games. However, unless Tom Telesco strikes gold with another Mike Pouncey during roster cuts, the lack of strength and depth on the offensive line will cause struggles against the teams on the schedule with great pass rushers (such as the Houston Texans, Denver Broncos, and Chicago Bears). With Philip Rivers’ ability to get rid of the ball quickly, expect the Bolts to secure a playoff spot regardless.

Justin Reyes

Record: 11-5

The Chargers will, in typical fashion, win a few games pundits don’t believe they can and will lose a couple of games they shouldn’t. It’s definitely a tough schedule, but this is a deep and talented roster that can go toe to toe with any squad, any place. The Bolts will drop the season opener against the Colts (Chargers have lost the past three season openers) but the rest of the way will only take losses to the Steelers (revenge game), Bears (might be a rough game for Rivers), Chiefs (split the season series), and the Vikings (trap game).

Steven Haglund

Record: 11-5

The Los Angeles Chargers have a real chance at an extremely special 2019-2020 season. The team is loaded with talent at every level and added great pieces of depth and talent at positions of weakness thanks to Thomas Davis, Jerry Tillery, and Nasir Adderly. With the expected growth of Mike Williams and health of Hunter Henry the team should improve upon last season’s success. There is a real chance the team can pull off a magical 13-3, division winning season. That being said, the schedule is a bit tougher than last year and having what essentially amounts to two road games against the Kansas City Chiefs does not help. A division sweep is ultimately unlikely and the team does have some other very tough opponents. My ultimate prediction is the team will go 11-5 (still a special season) and have a repeat Wild Card berth with the potential for more. Go Bolts!

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