LA Chargers: Three players whose jobs are in jeopardy after the 2020 NFL Draft

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(Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) – LA Chargers /

3. Andre Patton, WR

Andre Patton was essentially the LA Chargers’ third wide receiver last season after Travis Benjamin went down with an injury, but he did not really produce at all. In fact, the Chargers had virtually no production from the receiving corps outside of Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, which is why the team drafted two receivers.

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Patton was only targeted 17 times and made six catches for 56 yards.

Patton has now slid all the way down to the WR5 on the roster and he is going to really have to impress the team in training camp to get tangible playing time over either K.J. Hill or Joe Reed. It might not seem likely, but I would not completely rule it out.

Patton was not someone who was projected to make the Chargers’ roster after being an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers last season but the team saw something in Patton and decided to re-sign him to the practice squad before joining the active roster.

The biggest thing about Patton is that he is fast. He ran a 4.40 40-yard dash at his Pro Day, making him the fastest receiver on the team.

That is worth something and if he manages to make leaps in his route running and his hands then he could end up getting some tangible playing time in 2020.

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However, with Reed and Hill on the roster, his job as a WR3 is still gone and he is going to have to do a lot to get it back.