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

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3. Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos

The LA Chargers don’t just have to deal with Henry Ruggs twice a year but they also have to deal with Ruggs’ teammate at Alabama, Jerry Jeudy, twice a year as well. If Keenan Allen sticks around after 2020 and Ruggs and Jeudy develop as expected, the AFC West will absolutely have the best WR1s of any division in football with Allen, Ruggs, Jeudy and Tyreek Hill.

Jeudy does not have the blistering speed that Ruggs has but he definitely is not slow, running a 4.45 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. Jeudy is a crisp route runner and is one of the best route runners that we have seen in the NFL Draft in quite some time.

He has great hands, an excellent tendency to create open space and is great with the ball in his hand after the catch. He is not someone who is going to burn the Chargers over the top, but someone who is going to turn big gains out of nothing, and that is a problem.

Jeudy represents a new weapons group surrounding second-year quarterback Drew Lock, who looked very promising in his five games played last season.

While it is too soon to compare Lock to current-day Jared Goff, the 2020 Denver Broncos remind me a lot of the 2017 Los Angeles Rams. A young, unproven quarterback that just got a bunch of new weapons with a solid defense as well.