The Chargers got their first taste of NFL action against the Cardinals, a game full of both highlights and low-lights. How does the depth chart change?
The Chargers got to test their young players and rookies as nearly every veteran played little or no snaps against the Arizona Cardinals. Some dazzled under the Thursday night lights, while others faded into the darkness. How do these performances affect the depth chart?
Though the order of appearance of players was different than the initial unofficial depth chart the Chargers released a few days prior, that will be the depth chart used here to determine if any movement occurs. Here’s who may be moving up or down as the preseason continues.
Chargers offense: Moving up
Forrest Lamp was listed as the team’s reserve left guard behind Dan Feeney, and may still be following Thursday’s preseason action. Though he started nearly the entire game at left guard, Lamp was potentially only given the ability to do so with Feeney playing center in the absence of Mike Pouncey. No. 77, though not perfect, turned in a number of solid reps, including making a key block on the outside to help Justin Jackson score on his powerful run into the end zone.
Easton Stick, even with his awful interception, deserves to be ahead of Cardale Jones at this point in the preseason. The rookie quarterback was more poised, more aware, and more explosive in just a little over a quarter of game play. Fans have rallied to this kid after just one impressive touchdown and a handful of good throws, and the coaching staff needs to give Stick more opportunities in the next game.
Malachi Dupre was the team’s leading receiver last night, though just with two catches for 32 yards. Still, the other receivers near or in front of him did little to nothing. Justin Liggins, Andre Patton (did not play), and Jason Moore all failed to log a catch.