LA Chargers things to watch for on ‘Hard Knocks’: Donald Parham and Storm Norton
Every season of ‘Hard Knocks’ has multiple storylines woven into it and the one that is most often used is a player battling for a roster spot and either barely making last cuts or being cut in a heartbreaking way. Luke Willson was last year’s example of this storyline.
This year, the Chargers have a naturally built storyline that is going to play out and be fun to watch. The team has two new players who got a second chance at pro football in the XFL and thrived before the league was forced to fold because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now, they find themselves getting another chance at an NFL roster and will have to earn their keep in the preseason. Will they make it, or will they continue to bounce around pro football?
“Find out in the next episode!”
Donald Parham is an exciting tight end who could become a secondary target behind Hunter Henry and has legitimate pass-catching potential. He is six-foot-eight (not a typo) but still have above-average tight end speed.
If the Chargers work out the kinks in his route-running and find a scheme that works for him, Parham could be a name we are saying for years.
The other XFL standout that will be interesting to watch is Storm Norton. The Chargers needed offensive line depth and potentially got that in Storm Norton, who was the highest-graded offensive lineman in the XFL in the league’s five weeks.