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Chargers: Five best decisions from first depth chart

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JANUARY 06: Desmond King #20 of the Los Angeles Chargers returns the ball against the Baltimore Ravens during the first quarter in the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 06, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JANUARY 06: Desmond King #20 of the Los Angeles Chargers returns the ball against the Baltimore Ravens during the first quarter in the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 06, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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GLENDALE, ARIZONA – AUGUST 08: Running back Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers rushes the football against the Arizona Cardinals during the NFL preseason game at State Farm Stadium on August 08, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Chargers 17-13. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – AUGUST 08: Running back Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers rushes the football against the Arizona Cardinals during the NFL preseason game at State Farm Stadium on August 08, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Chargers 17-13. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Chargers have their true initial 53-man roster after moving Derwin James to IR. What are the best decisions the team made with its first depth chart?

The Chargers released their first depth chart of the regular season, and it is as follows:

Offense:

  • Quarterback: Philip Rivers, Tyrod Taylor, Easton Stick
  • Wide receiver: Keenan Allen, Travis Benjamin, Dontrelle Inman
  • Wide receiver: Mike Williams, Geremy Davis
  • Running back: Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson, Troymaine Pope
  • Fullback: Derek Watt
  • Tight end: Hunter Henry, Virgil Green, Sean Culkin
  • Left tackle: Trent Scott, Trey Pipkins
  • Right tackle: Sam Tevi, Trey Pipkins
  • Left guard: Dan Feeney, Scott Quessenberry
  • Right guard: Michael Schofield, Forrest Lamp
  • Center: Mike Pouncey, Scott Quessenberry, Dan Feeney

Defense:

  • Defensive end: Joey Bosa, Isaac Rochell
  • Defensive end: Melvin Ingram, Chris Peace
  • Defensive tackle: Justin Jones, Jerry Tillery, Cortez Broughton
  • Nose tackle: Brandon Mebane, Damion Square
  • Linebacker: Thomas Davis, Kyzir White
  • Linebacker: Denzel Perryman, Nick Dzubnar, Drue Tranquill
  • Linebacker: Uchenna Nwosu, Jatavis Brown, Emeke Egbule
  • Right corner: Casey Hayward, Desmond King, Roderic Teamer
  • Left corner: Michael Davis, Trevor Williams, Brandon Facyson
  • Free safety: Rayshawn Jenkins, Desmond King, Nasir Adderley
  • Strong safety: Adrian Phillips, Jaylen Watkins

Special teams:

  • Punter: Ty Long
  • Kicker: Michael Badgley, Ty Long
  • Holder: Ty Long
  • Long snapper: Cole Mazza
  • Kick returner: Desmond King, Austin Ekeler
  • Punt returner: Desmond King, Travis Benjamin

The depth chart is more of a formality than anything, and players will rotate in and out more than their current slotting shows, particularly with the defense. But for now, let’s go off of what the Chargers released. Here are the five best decisions from this depth chart.

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