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LA Chargers: Way-too-early 55-man roster prediction for 2020

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates a touchdown reception by Mike Williams #81 during the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on September 16, 2018 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates a touchdown reception by Mike Williams #81 during the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on September 16, 2018 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) /
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Running back (4)

Not much to look at here, besides the team’s new fullback. The Chargers are famed for giving undrafted free agents a chance. It is now 22 consecutive seasons that an undrafted rookie free agent makes the team.

It is almost certain the streak gets extended to 23, as the team lost fullback Derek Watt in free agency to the Pittsburgh Steelers and brought in three UDFA rookies to battle for the vacant spot.

I expect Bobby Holly from Louisiana Tech to get the edge over Gabe Nabers from Florida State and Darius Bradwell from Tulane.

Other than than, the Chargers’ three-headed backfield will consist of Ekeler and Jackson as well as recently-drafted Kelley. This has the potential to be one of the best running back rotations in the league, as the three of them complement each other brilliantly.

Tight end (3)

No big surprises here. The only thing big here is the player I expect to get the third tight end spot, Parham. The 6’8” tight end comes from lighting the XFL on fire, achieving 304 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns on five games for the Dallas Renegades.

He is one of the candidates fighting for that third tight end spot along with Andrew Vollert and Stephen Anderson, and his most recent XFL success suggests that he might edge out the competition.

Roster spots used: 23/55

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