Artavis Scott has been a training camp standout thus far, but his position on the depth chart may be worrisome to fans of his.
The Chargers were fully prepared to give Artavis Scott a spot on the initial 53-man roster in 2018, as the wide receiver was both an impressive receiver and dynamic returner in the preseason. However, after an injury set him back, Scott spent the entire year on injured reserve and did not register a single regular season snap. No. 10 has been a standout through the first few weeks of training camp, and with the injury to Dylan Cantrell, there’s more talk than ever surrounding Scott and his improved chances to make the team.
Though Davis may fit the big-bodied receiver mold the Chargers often feature, Scott does bring a different dynamic to the offense. He’ll get a chance to prove his worth in the team’s first preseason game this Thursday; unfortunately, it seems like he may have to wait behind a few players to do so.
Here’s where he can be found on the team’s first depth chart:
- Wide receiver: Mike Williams and Keenan Allen first, then Geremy Davis and Travis Benjamin, then Artavis Scott and Andre Patton.
- Kick returner: Desmond King, Austin Ekeler, Travis Benjamin, Artavis Scott.
There is some surprise not seeing him at punt returner, as Scott, in the joint practice against the Rams, was the first to field a punt when doing special teams work.
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One of the more attractive attributes Scott possesses is the ability to return kicks, which he demonstrated in the preseason last year. But with Desmond King becoming a Second-Team All-Pro in his absence, Scott now has diminished value as a player already potentially on the roster bubble.
The unofficial depth chart may not mean much for now, but any fan who hopes to see the former Clemson receiver finally latch on with the 53-man roster may be given cause for concern. Fortunately for Scott, if his training camp performances are any indication, he’ll have an amazing preseason once again and force his way onto the roster. He’ll have plenty of snaps to work with while Allen and Williams are limited in their appearances, and could once again prove why he deserves another shot with the Chargers.