LA Chargers top 25 players, numbers 18-16:
18. S Rayshawn Jenkins, 70-71
Rayshawn Jenkins is going to have a slightly better season than Adderly in the split role because of the experience that he built last year and the familiarity that he has in this defense. Jenkins showed some really good signs and has legitimate breakout potential.
Jenkins posted a 63.1 grade last year and he is going to build on that with a grade in the low 70s.
17. OT Trey Pipkins, 70-72
I like Trey Pipkins a lot more than most Charger fans do and the team seems to as well as they have not added a left tackle despite having the opportunity to with Jason Peters on the market.
Pipkins was a third-round developmental pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and while he was thrown to the wolves and made some mistakes last season, he picked up really valuable playing time that will help him grow as a player.
Pipkins posted a 63.3 grade even with his mistakes, so him being here in the rankings is fitting.
16. G Trai Turner, 71-73
Yep, I have the new trade acquisition that everyone is getting excited about, Trai Turner, just narrowly ahead of Pipkins, who is being dismissed by Charger fans. While it is easy to get excited about Turner’s four Pro Bowls, the numbers are a bit concerning and I do not think he is going to be this massive game-changer that some expect.
I think he will be a good, serviceable guard, but I do not expect anything all that special. Turner only had a 63.9 grade last season and allowed six sacks in 888 snaps. I think with James Campen coaching him he will be better, but still not exceptional.