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LA Chargers: 3 players most likely to lose their starting jobs in 2020

COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 21: Rayshawn Jenkins #23 of the Los Angeles Chargers dances to the music during Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex on August 21, 2020 in Costa Mesa, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 21: Rayshawn Jenkins #23 of the Los Angeles Chargers dances to the music during Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex on August 21, 2020 in Costa Mesa, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

1. Rayshawn Jenkins, who first started for the LA Chargers in 2019

This is a bit of a shocker right off the bat but Rayshawn Jenkins is a prime candidate to lose his starting job in 2020. Jenkins took over at safety for the Bolts last season as they were mired in injuries and played really well. Jenkins showed several really promising signs that rose his stock heading into this season.

This is not a case of Jenkins not being a big part of the defense, because he still will play a big role. The Chargers want to use Jenkins all over the field, which is perfect considering that Gus Bradley loves interchangeable parts on defense that are versatile and Jenkins is just that.

In terms of being a starting, near every-down safety, well that is going to go to Nasir Adderley. You could make the case that Jenkins will get the nod at the beginning of the season, but Adderley will eventually start seeing more reps at the position and start games down the stretch.

I am really high on Adderley, who was selected in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, and simply did not get a chance to be fully healthy in his rookie season.

Adderley is a ball-hawking safety that thrives in zone coverage who is going to be a perfect fit in this already stout secondary. Jenkins is a really solid player that can produce almost anywhere on the field but the ceiling is much higher with Adderley.

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