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LA Chargers: Predicting the top 25 players in 2020 by PFF grade

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 29: Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers in action in the second quarter against the at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 29: Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers in action in the second quarter against the at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The LA Chargers have a lot of talented players on the roster.

Pro Football Focus provides valuable insight and a rating system that rates every offensive and defensive player in the league to act as a great scale of comparison of talent.

The LA Chargers have several players who have received some pretty favorable grades in the recent past. Using those recent grades, as well as projections for the 2020 season, we decided to rank the Chargers’ top 25 players in 2020 based on our projections for their PFF grade.

We have given a range of 2-3 numbers for each player that we realistically think they could fall in.

25. WR K.J. Hill, 60-63

K.J. Hill was viewed as the Chargers’ steal of the draft as he was a projected fourth-rounder that was selected in the seventh round. Hill was viewed as a perfect fit at the time since he was a dedicated slot receiver at Ohio State and that is what the Chargers needed.

With so many other targets on the offense, Hill will have a solid rookie season that he can build on in the future.

24. DE/OLB Uchenna Nwosu, 63-65

Uchenna Nwosu is the third-best pass-rusher on the LA Charger and is probably going to take over for Melvin Ingram after this season. Nwosu has been solid in the opportunities that he has been granted and that is going to lead to a decent PFF grade in the low-to-mid 60s. That is exactly where he fell last year with a 64.8 grade.

23. WR Joe Reed, 65-67

Joe Reed was selected in the fifth round by the LA Chargers and while Hill is a much more natural fit in the passing game, Reed has legitimate gadget play and special teams potential that is going to make him a more valuable asset to the LA Chargers in year one.

22. LB Kyzir White, 66-68

Kyzir White has not been as great as Charger fans were touting him up to be but he has still been a solid rotational coverage linebacker that is more than serviceable in his role. I think White is one of the most “for sure” things on the roster, as we kind of know what the Chargers will get out of him. That is a PFF rating from 66-68, which is what he had last year (66.6).

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