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LA Chargers: Ranking the offenses in the AFC West by position

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers speaks with Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs following the 31-21 victory by the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers speaks with Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs following the 31-21 victory by the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
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Wide Receiver

  1. Chiefs: Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Mecole Hardman, Demarcus Robinson
  2. Chargers: Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, K.J. Hill, Joe Reed
  3. Broncos: Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, DaeSean Hamilton 
  4. Raiders: Tyrell Williams, Henry Ruggs III, Hunter Renfrow, Nelson Agholor     

Like with quarterback, it’s Chiefs by a mile here.  The way they were able to keep their whole group together despite free agency was an achievement. When Robinson is your fourth-best receiver, you’re in good shape. The speed and clinical efficiency that Kansas City presents in their receiver group are simply unmatched in the rest of the AFC West.

There’s a reasonable debate to be had with the LA Chargers and Broncos at two and three. The Chargers earned the number two spot for me because Allen and Williams are a stronger wide receiver duo at the moment than Sutton and Jeudy.

Of course, that has the potential to shift when Jeudy takes the field in his rookie year. Hamler is good depth for the Broncos, but Hill and Reed will surprise people on the Chargers. Both are very smart route runners with great hands.

The Raiders are the biggest question mark with maybe the most volatility when it comes to receiver. Williams had an OK year, but was injured and didn’t quite have the production of a number one receiver.

Ruggs was certainly the fastest receiver in the draft, but the jury is still out on whether he has the most complete game out of the draft class. In year one, Renfrow was impressive relative to expectations. As for Agholor, he’s in the conversation for worst receiver in the division.

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