LA Chargers 53-man roster prediction, wide receivers and tight ends:
- Keenan Allen
- Mike Williams
- Joe Reed
- K.J. Hill
- Jalen Guyton
- Darius Jennings
The LA Chargers will carry six wide receivers on the 53-man roster and each will have their own specific purpose. Quite frankly, the only “for-sure” things in the receiving corps is Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. The roles of everyone else is definitely up for grabs.
Personally, I see K.J. Hill and Joe Reed almost splitting time at the NFL level. Hill will line up primarily in the slot when the team has three-wide receiver formations and has Keenan Allen on the outside while Reed will be a gadget-play option that lines up out wide when the team wants to bring Allen into the slot.
Jalen Guyton is a speedster that can make things happen in spread formations and Darius Jennings will make the roster because of his special teams ability, even with Joe Reed also on the roster.
- Hunter Henry
- Virgil Green
- Donald Parham
The name that jumps out here is Donald Parham. Hunter Henry and Virgil Green are locks for the roster and I do think that Parham will beat out his competition at the tight end position.
The main reason is that Parham has proven that he can, at the very least, be a short-yardage and red-zone passing target for an NFL team. With Green being a block-first tight end, it makes more sense to bring on the player with more potential as a pass-catcher in Parham to add another weapon to the offense as well as have a cushion for a potential Henry injury.
Total roster spots filled: 19/53