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Chargers: Grades for every player through four games

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - SEPTEMBER 15: Adrian Phillips #31, Damion Square #71 and Desmond King #20 of the Los Angeles Chargers walk down the tunnel to the field prior to playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - SEPTEMBER 15: Adrian Phillips #31, Damion Square #71 and Desmond King #20 of the Los Angeles Chargers walk down the tunnel to the field prior to playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 08: Adrian Phillips #31 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates a missed field goal by Adam Vinatieri #4 of the Indianapolis Colts in the third quarter at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. The Chargers defeated the Colts 30-24 in overtime. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 08: Adrian Phillips #31 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates a missed field goal by Adam Vinatieri #4 of the Indianapolis Colts in the third quarter at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. The Chargers defeated the Colts 30-24 in overtime. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Chargers grades:

Nasir Adderley

PFF Grade: 42.6 overall, 60.0 run defense, 46.4 coverage

Stats: 39.6 passer rating allowed

Like most of the rookie draft class, Adderley doesn’t have enough snaps to go off of. Every fan wants Adderley on the field, but it looks like he would only appear in dime packages. Jenkins has a hold on the free safety job for now, and fans will just have to wait a little bit longer to see No. 32 take center field.

Grade: n/a (not enough snaps)

Adrian Phillips

PFF Grade: 61.7 overall, 68.8 run defense, 53.2 pass rush, 57.0 coverage

Stats: Nine solo tackles, three stops, three missed tackles, 94.2 passer rating allowed

Phillips played most of the first two games, but was sent to IR after breaking his arm. The Chargers would love to have him back, and the interchangeable tandem of Phillips and James will be needed to limit the best of the AFC.

Grade: C- (injuries)

Jaylen Watkins

PFF Grade: 62.6 overall, 60.9 run defense, 68.1 pass rush, 60.4 coverage

Stats: Three solo tackles, one stop, 110.4 passer rating allowed

Watkins isn’t asked to do much, and only plays about 25 percent of the team’s defensive snaps. He’s consistent, but hasn’t had much of a moment to shine just yet.

Grade: C+

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