LA Chargers: Five strongest positions on the Chargers depth chart

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Strongest areas of the LA Chargers depth chart: #3 Safety

Again, there is probably a good number of people who would flip the cornerbacks and safeties on that list. Both are absolutely deserving of a top-five spot, I just really like the safeties heading into 2020 and think that they are going to prove to be the true anchor of the secondary.

We have to start with Derwin James. James is arguably the most exciting young safety in the league and this is a guy that is primed to dominant for the entire decade and earn All-Decade honors when we are all 10 years older.

Some around the league may have forgotten just how good James was in his rookie year because of his injuries last season. He is one of the most versatile players in the league and is going to prove yet again that he is All-Pro worthy.

I really like who the team has put around him as well. I think Rayshawn Jenkins is a great free safety who is going to continue to blossom after finally getting consistent snaps last season.

More importantly, I am really high on Nasir Adderley. Adderley was a victim of the injury bug last season and he is going to be one of those players that the casual NFL fan does not know that is going to emerge into one of the most exciting young safeties in the league.

Adderley was one of the best ball-hawking safeties in the 2019 draft class and I think in this defense he is going to be someone who terrorizes any quarterback looking to throw deep.

I think these three safeties are all going to be above league average next season, making this the third strongest area on the depth chart.