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Los Angeles Chargers: 3 most interesting positions to keep an eye on

By Travis Wakeman
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 02: Justin Jackson #32 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts after rushing for an 18 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 02: Justin Jackson #32 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts after rushing for an 18 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /
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GLENDALE, AZ – AUGUST 11: Wide receiver Artavis Scott #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the football after a reception against the Arizona Cardinals during the preseason NFL game at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 11, 2018, in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ – AUGUST 11: Wide receiver Artavis Scott #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the football after a reception against the Arizona Cardinals during the preseason NFL game at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 11, 2018, in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Wide receiver

Like running back, the Chargers have two players who will be on the roster at wide receiver with no questions asked in Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. Travis Benjamin will likely get a spot, but that’s not a guarantee.

Beyond that, it will be exciting to see which players emerge once the smoke clears this summer.

Artavis Scott, Dylan Cantrell, Geremy Davis, Jason Moore, Andre Patton, Fred Trevillion and Justice Liggins are fighting for two or three spots, depending on how many receivers the team chooses to keep.

Scott is a player who I have talked up numerous times before and if he can stay healthy, his hunger to win a spot on the team will be hard for those around him to overcome.

Cantrell is a similar player, one who many fans of the team envision as a key slot receiver at some point in his career, so long as his health holds up.

The other players listed are all long shots, but they each offer plenty of upside. Davis is an experienced veteran who can be a deep threat. Patton is a bigger target, built in the mold of receivers Philip Rivers likes to throw to.

Moore is also a big target and has looked good in camp thus far. He has an outside chance to make the team. Remember when Tyrell Williams was an undrafted guy out of a small school? He moved his way up the depth chart, became a key piece of the offense and signed a huge free-agent deal with the Oakland Raiders this offseason.

It can be done.

That should give hope to guys like Vermillion and Liggins as well.

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