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LA Chargers: Three veteran skill position free agents worth considering

ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Tyrod Taylor #5 and Charles Clay #85 of the Buffalo Bills look towards the scoreboard after a New Orleans Saints caught an interception between the pair during the third quarter at New Era Field on November 12, 2017 in Orchard Park, New York. New Orleans defeats Buffalo 47-10. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Tyrod Taylor #5 and Charles Clay #85 of the Buffalo Bills look towards the scoreboard after a New Orleans Saints caught an interception between the pair during the third quarter at New Era Field on November 12, 2017 in Orchard Park, New York. New Orleans defeats Buffalo 47-10. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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LA Chargers free agents to consider: Jarius Wright

One of the biggest gaps that the LA Chargers had heading into the offseason was the receiving corps behind Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. While Allen and Williams comprise one of the best duos in the NFL, the depth behind them was obsolete.

To address this, the Chargers drafted two receivers in the 2020 NFL Draft. They drafted return man and gadget play specialist, Joe Reed, in the fifth round of the draft while taking one of the best steals of the draft, K.J. Hill, in the seventh.

Hill is Ohio State’s all-time receptions leader and primarily played in the slot, which is where the Chargers need him to play.

The team also had speedster Andre Patton, who is not the most polished receiver but the team seems to believe in him and has kept him around this far.

On the surface, the Chargers will be just fine at receiver, especially considering the number of overall targets will be down. However, fully trusting these rookies to be impactful and trusting injury luck is not a route the Chargers should take.

Instead, there is value in bringing in a cheap veteran wideout to serve as a depth option and the best available would be Jarius Wright. Wright has mostly been a threat in the deep passing game in his career and is still young enough (30) that he can produce in a smaller role more efficiently than someone such as, say, Demaryius Thomas.

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