Keenan Allen

LA Chargers: The only 3 receivers that are better than Keenan Allen

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There are only three wide receivers better than LA Chargers wideout Keenan Allen in the NFL.

LA Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen is making headlines on Monday after he was ranked 77th in the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2020 list. This prompted Allen to call out Tyreek Hill, Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, all of which have not been ranked yet and will likely be ranked ahead of Allen.

This has created a discussion around just how good Keenan Allen is. Those that are not Charger fans don’t appreciate what Allen brings to the table as he truly is one of the best wide receivers in the league — certainly better than being the 77th player in football.

Bolt Beat contributor Steven Haglund put it perfectly in our Slack channel. Allen is right outside the top-3 “first tier” of wide receivers and is in the same tier as Hill and Evans, tier 2. Personally, I do not think anyone can say that either Hill or Evans are definitively better as Keenan has had better numbers over the last three years and all three receivers offer something different.

If you want a big-bodied, Vincent Jackson-like deep threat then you pick Evans; if you want a speedster that can make the most out of a quarterback with a rocket arm then you go with Tyreek Hill; if you want an elite route-runner with the ability to create separation underneath and in medium routes, you go with Keenan Allen.

As far as I am concerned, there are only three wide receivers that I would put ahead of Keenan Allen. And personally, I would even put Allen ahead of Hill and Evans, as Allen could slot into any offensive style and create separation.

Here are the three ahead of Allen, in my personal order.