LA Chargers: 4 players that are not being talked about enough in camp
By Jason Reed
LA Chargers training camp is fully underway and so are the preseason discussions.
We might not be getting any preseason games in 2020 but we are still getting quite a bit of preseason discussion. The LA Chargers are fully emerged in training camp and there have already been so many narratives for fans to discuss and debate.
Most notably was Melvin Ingram’s “hold-in” which led to him rightfully getting the full $14 million on his contract this season guaranteed. Another big narrative has been the surprising decision that Sam Tevi is in control at left tackle, or the team’s first look at Justin Herbert in powder blue.
With all of this hoopla, there are players that are kind of swept under the rug and are not being talked about as much as they should be, especially with the Chargers being this year’s focus on HBO’s Hard Knocks.
Here are the four players that are not being talked about enough.
1. Alohi Gilman
Alohi Gilman was selected in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft and it is not surprising that he is not being talked about as much as he should. Every other selection from the draft was either a skill position player or someone that will impact the team instantly (Kenneth Murray). Gilman is not that.
Gilman slots into a deep secondary and it might not seem like he will get many chances on the defense. He probably won’t, but the one thing we do know here at Bolt Beat is that his stock did go up with the team cutting Roderick Teamer before camp officially began.
Gilman might only get a handful of defensive snaps but I really like the capabilities he has special teams and the optimistic hope is that he can have a similar impact in that area of the game as Adrian Phillips did, albeit we do not expect that much out of Gilman right away.
I think Gilman projects to be really solid in that way for the Bolts and it might not be the most attention-grabbing thing, but it deserves to be talked about.