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LA Chargers: The 10 best players entering the 2020 season

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - DECEMBER 13: Free safety Derwin James #33 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates after the Chargers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 29-28 to win the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 13, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - DECEMBER 13: Free safety Derwin James #33 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates after the Chargers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 29-28 to win the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 13, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

2. WR Keenan Allen

Keenan Allen remains the best offensive player on the team. Perhaps it’s just because fans have gotten so used to him, but Allen somehow feels underappreciated around the league. Ever since he missed 2016 with an ACL tear, Allen has played 48 straight games in three seasons with 3788 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Allen’s one of the best route runners in the league. He can turn on a dime, hesitate, or juke past opposing defenders with ease. His quick feet have allowed him to have so much success at the NFL level. Even if the Chargers draft a third wide receiver, his production could go up with new quarterback Taylor. Don’t be surprised if Allen and Taylor have a similar connection to what Taylor and Watkins had in Buffalo.

Like Ingram, Henry, and the number one player in this Top 10, Allen is also going into a contract year with a lot of pressure on him. The Chargers should be doing everything in their power to lock up Allen for at least the next three years. With his consistency over the last three years, there should be no doubt Allen will ball out.

One of the things that I’m hopeful for in the draft is the weapons Tom Telesco decides to boost the offense with, be it wide receivers or running backs. Someone like Denzel Mims or Devin Duvernay would fit right at home with Allen and Williams. Having a real third wideout that the defense has to worry about at every point in the game is something that could take Allen to an even higher level.

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