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LA Chargers: Ranking the top 10 players on the Chargers roster

COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 25: Tevaughn Campbell #37 of the Los Angeles Chargers and Kevin McGill #31 warm up with the team during Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex on August 25, 2020 in Costa Mesa, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 25: Tevaughn Campbell #37 of the Los Angeles Chargers and Kevin McGill #31 warm up with the team during Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex on August 25, 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

6. Melvin Ingram

  • Highest ranking: Fifth
  • Lowest ranking: Seventh

The first player to get a top 10 spot in every list is Melvin Ingram, who checks in as the fifth most talented player on the LA Chargers. Ingram was recently in the news as he was holding in during Chargers training camp, looking to get his contract fully guaranteed.

Luckily, the sides quickly reached an agreement and the Chargers agreed to full guarantee Ingram’s $14 million this season. This was excellent on the Chargers’ part as it avoided any conflict and ensured that Ingram would still get paid if anything happens to the season and it cannot continue.

For the last several years Ingram has made up one-half of one of the best pass-rushing duos in the league alongside Joey Bosa. Bosa has always been viewed as the A-side of that partnership but Ingram is no slouch himself and would be the best edge rusher on most NFL teams.

Ingram has made the Pro Bowl three years in a row and over the last five seasons has racked up a combined 43 sacks. That puts Ingram at a tie for 12th in most sacks since the 2015 season.

Ingram is a free agent after the 2020 season and it will be interesting to see what the Chargers do moving forward. This year is kind of a prove-it season for Ingram despite having three straight Pro Bowl nods because of his age.

When it comes down to it, I really do think that whoever has the better season — Hunter Henry or Melvin Ingram — will earn a new contract.

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