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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 Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

LA Chargers top 25 players, numbers 6-4:

6. OT Bryan Bulaga, 80-82

Bryan Bulaga is going to be the best signing that the LA Chargers made this offseason, as least in terms of the PFF grade in year one. Bulaga is reunited with his long-time offensive line coach in Campen and we are going to see Bulaga bee slightly better in his first year in LA.

Bulaga has consistently been in the mid-70s throughout his career when he is healthy but I am really optimistic with the coaching of Campen and the unique blocking schemes that the team will run in this new-look offense that he will be able to post his best grade since 2011.

5. RB Austin Ekeler, 83-85

Ekeler posted and 85.2 grade last season and an 84.6 grade the year before and I think we are going to see the exact same thing out of Ekeler in 2020. I do think that his grade will take a hit some as he won’t be used as much in the passing game but his usage in the running game more will balance it out.

This is a boring (and rather safe) prediction, but Ekeler is one of those players that I feel like I know exactly what the LA Chargers are going to get out of him.

4. WR Keenan Allen, 85-86

Keenan Allen consistently lived in the high 80s in regards to his PFF grade up until last season, where he only posted an 80.3 grade despite putting up big numbers.

I think Allen is going to be Taylor’s main outlet in the passing game as he constantly is going to be open for easy throws because of his elusiveness and elite route running. Allen’s grade will bounce back up, but not all the way to his prime level because of the impact on the passing game.

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