These 2020 NFL Draft sleepers could be huge for the LA Chargers’ offense.
With the draft starting this week, the LA Chargers could still be looking to add more depth to their offense. Members of the Bolt Beat staff give us some of their favorite offensive sleepers and late-round targets.
Here are the sleeper targets that we came up with, collectively.
Devon Auriemma: Devin Duvernay, WR Texas
“Devin Duvernay had an incredible senior year at Texas. He finished with 106 receptions for 1,386 yards, both of which were top five in the country. He also caught nine touchdowns on the season. His impressive season earned him a spot on the First Team All-Big 12 team.
Duvernay is exactly the type of receiver that the Chargers should be looking at in the draft. The team struggled to find a third receiver to go with Keenan Allen and Mike Williams this past season. Duvernay could immediately step in and be the team’s slot receiver and help bring a new dynamic to the Chargers offense that has been missing.
He is known for his elite speed and great hands. At the combine, he ran a 4.39 40-yard dash, which was tied for the fifth-fastest time by a wide receiver and he was also a 100-meter state champion in high school. While he has great speed, one area that needs improvement is his route running.
Duvernay sometimes struggles to get separation against defenders, but his speed can bail him out. He plays with tight hips that prevent him from being able to make quick cuts and change direction. However, having Duvernay learn from one of the best route runners in the league in Keenan Allen, could help him take that next step and round out his game.
When watching his film you can see that he plays bigger than his size. He fights for the ball and extra yards. When he gets in the open field, he is deadly. It is tough for anyone to keep up with his speed and would provide great value late in the draft with his speed, catching and playmaking ability”.