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LA Chargers: Five strongest positions on the Chargers depth chart

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 27: Joey Bosa #97 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts after sacking Mitchell Trubisky #10 of the Chicago Bears late in the fourth quarter at Soldier Field on October 27, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNzzo/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 27: Joey Bosa #97 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts after sacking Mitchell Trubisky #10 of the Chicago Bears late in the fourth quarter at Soldier Field on October 27, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNzzo/Getty Images) /
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Strongest areas of the LA Chargers depth chart: #2 Wide receiver

I originally had the wide receivers at number one when I first put together this list but upon further evaluation and thinking, they move down to the number two spot.

The Chargers have one of the best-receiving duos in the entire NFL. Keenan Allen and Mike Williams are one of the top-five wide receiver duos in the NFL, which led to Pro Football Focus ranking the entire receiving corps as the seventh-best in the entire league.

There are some things I would be wary about, which knocked the wide receivers down on the list. First, while he is still talented, there is a pretty good chance that Williams simply does not produce at the level he did last season.

With a change under center and the team not utilizing the gunslinging-style of offense any longer, chances are that Williams sees a dip in his overall numbers.

Also, while I really like who the Chargers selected in the draft at receiver (Joe Reed, K.J. Hill), it is not a guarantee that they are going to be overly successful in year one. So many times we see a late-round skill position player who looks promising end up floundering, and that is not off the table in 2020.

I think they will probably fall short of some of the high expectations that fans have for them but they will give the team the depth they need in the receiving corps. The production might go down as part of collateral damage, but in terms of talent, the receivers are number two.

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