LA Chargers top 25 players, numbers 12-10:
12. DT Linval Joseph, 76-77
Linval Joseph is kind of an underrated signing this offseason as he is going to give the team much-needed depth at defensive tackle and is going to be a big part in the LA Chargers’ attempts to be more efficient against the run.
While I have also been wary in expecting greatness out of Joseph because of his age, I really think he is going to be good in the situations he is put in alongside the edge rushers that the Chargers have on the roster. Thus, we will see a jump from 71.2 to the mid-to-high 70s, which would be his highest grade since 2017.
11. LB Kenneth Murray, 76-78
I really like Kenneth Murray. The team has needed that run-stuffing thumper that can just burst into the running lanes on the line and stop two-yard gains from being six-yard gains. It has been what has killed the Chargers so much in the past.
He does have his concerns in pass coverage but he will not be put in many spots that he will fail in, by the design of the coaching staff. He is dynamic and uber-athletic, which is going to play really nicely in this Chargers defense.
10. TE Hunter Henry, 77-79
Henry has gotten a grade as high as 87.2 in his career and received a grade of 73.2 last season. In 2020, we will see a number that falls right in the middle of that. I do not think he is going to be all-that more productive as the targets are naturally going to go down, but he is going to be playing better in a contract year on the franchise tag.
This might seem low for Henry but that is going to be the impact of having a more run-heavy offense.