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LA Chargers: Grading the 2020 wide receiver group

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 07: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the ball after making a catch in the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders at RingCentral Coliseum on November 07, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 07: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the ball after making a catch in the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders at RingCentral Coliseum on November 07, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) – LA Chargers /

Final analysis and grade

The LA Chargers have one of the league’s best receivers at the top of their roster with Allen. He’s shown no signs of slowing down and has been able to stay healthy. Another 1000 yard season is practically a guarantee with him.

Williams is a dynamic deep threat with huge size. He really developed into a true number two option last season. In 2020, it would be good for him to take it a step further and try to create a little more separation on routes so he doesn’t open himself up to potential injuries as often.

Hill is the clubhouse leader for the third receiver role right now. He’s able to take advantage of a slot role and can put up great production for the team. His route running reminds many of Allen. If his top speed was just 0.1 seconds faster, he might’ve been a much earlier day three pick.

Reed is the wildcard. He has a lot of versatility as mentioned earlier and can play in a lot of spots on the field. My feeling right now is that he’s going to win a return role on special teams and gradually start to see snaps as a third or fourth receiver. The idea of having him come out of the backfield doesn’t surprise me either with his acceleration.

Currently, Patton is in line to be the team’s fifth receiver. A lot can change between now and the preseason, but Patton’s physical traits and experience from last season give him a leg up on the competition.

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The Chargers have a pretty solid receiving corps, all things considered. Heading into the draft, there was worry that they would neglect the receiver need, but they filled it with two convincing options in Reed and Hill. Allen and Williams are still the team’s top two receivers, and they may go to an even higher level with better competition behind them on the depth chart this year.

Chargers WR Grade: B+

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