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LA Chargers: 4 players that could be first-team All-Pros in 2020

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(Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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3. Austin Ekeler

Austin Ekeler does not have an All-Pro nor a Pro Bowl nod to his name, which is surprising considering the kind of season he had in 2019. While he spent the first two years of his career with split time, he proved in 2019 that he is a Pro Bowl, and All-Pro, caliber running back.

Ekeler had one of just three 900 receiving yard seasons by a running back since 2000 in 2019 and was only seven yards away from finishing with 1,000 receiving yards. Ekeler proved that he is one of the best pass-catching backs in the league last season and still did not get the nod that he deserved.

His rushing figures were lower but they certainly were not bad. Ekeler carried the ball 132 times for 557 yards and three touchdowns. Without Melvin Gordon in the mix, in this new-look offense, Ekeler will probably get at least 200 carries and will threaten 1,000 rushing yards.

That, mixed with his excellent showing in the passing game that cannot be refuted, could make him an All-Pro player in 2020. While I would not say he is the most talented running back in the league nor the best runner, the numbers will not lie.

Ekeler is the perfect candidate to be named a First-Team All-Pro at the flex position and if he is as good as he was last year with more opportunities then I really like his chances to make the team.

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