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LA Chargers: Four new players in the AFC West to worry about

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(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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2. Henry Ruggs, Las Vegas Raiders

There is speed, and then there is Henry Ruggs.

Henry Ruggs was not touted as the best all-around wide receiver heading into the 2020 NFL Draft, as that was arguably CeeDee Lamb, but he was perhaps the most exciting prospect for one reason: he is blistering fast.

Like D.K. Metcalf a year ago, Ruggs’ speed made him one of the most interesting draft prospects and in a class that was absolutely stacked at the wide receiver position, Ruggs was the first receiver off the board, going to the Oakland Raiders.

Ruggs is a more complete package than Metcalf was heading into the draft last year and we all saw how good Metcalf was for the Seattle Seahawks in just his rookie year. On top of his 4.27 40-yard dash, Ruggs is a great route runner and has really good hands.

Ruggs has big-play potential every time he steps up to the line of scrimmage and the Chargers need to be extra wary in his capabilities. While it helps the Chargers knowing that Derek Carr is the opposing quarterback, Ruggs can swing an entire game with just one or two big-time plays.

The scary part is that I am not sure if Casey Hayward would be able to compete head-to-head with Ruggs speed, making Michael Davis the number one candidate to guard Ruggs. And while I have been on the pro-Michael Davis train this offseason, that is still a scary thought.

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