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

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LA Chargers linebacker Drue Tranquill (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
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4. Drue Tranquill

Drue Tranquill has been touted as a potential breakout player for the LA Chargers in 2020 and anyone that consistently reads our content here at Bolt Beat knows this. An All-Pro, though? Is that really possible for someone in their second season without a Pro Bowl nod to his name?

It absolutely is. This is the most surprising name to be included on this list and it might seem criminal to have Tranquill on this list over the likes of Keenan Allen, but his chances of being an All-Pro are much higher.

The reason is not for his work on the defensive side of the ball, which is still great. The reason is for his efforts in special teams. Tranquill was really, really good in special teams last season and was making a case late in the season to be in the running for an All-Pro nod.

Tranquill ended up not getting the nod but I think it is safe to say that if he did get a second-team All-Pro nod then it would have been earned. If he builds on the rookie season that he has with the Bolts, especially if the team as a whole is better, then Tranquill has a fairly decent chance.

Tranquill finished eighth in the NFL in total special team tackles and even had two blocked punts on the season. For those efforts, he was named to the All-Rookie Team as a special teams player.

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If he was that good in his rookie season then just imagine how good he can be in year two. For that reason, we have to consider Tranquill as a legitimate All-Pro candidate.