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LA Chargers: Bolt Beat’s 2020 season predictions roundtable

Alexander Insdorf
COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 20: Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers hands the ball of to Austin Ekeler #30 during the Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex on August 20, 2020 in Costa Mesa, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 20: Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers hands the ball of to Austin Ekeler #30 during the Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex on August 20, 2020 in Costa Mesa, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images) /
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6. Which player becomes the breakout Charger of 2020?

Faustino Felix: My pick is Kyzir White. He had a quiet year last season, but his athleticism, having learned from Thomas Davis Sr. last year, and a potential starting spot this year are all reasons why he could succeed. His versatility will be key in adapting the defense to play without Derwin James.

Steven Haglund: On the Guilty as Charged podcast I picked Rayshawn Jenkins, but that was before James was lost for the year. While I still think Jenkins could have a good year, I’m going with Nasir Adderley now.

His role with the team was very unclear before James’ injury. Now, he’s going to be the full-time starter at free safety and I think he’s going to have a huge season. Daniel Jeremiah predicted that he’s going to lead the league in interceptions and honestly, I can see it. Give me all the Adderley hype!

Devon Auriemma: Desmond King. While King was named an All-Pro in 2018, he took a step back last season and his future with the team is uncertain at the moment. King has a great opportunity to prove his versatility and impact, which could earn him an extension from the Chargers.

Alexander Insdorf: Rayshawn Jenkins improved in 2019 and I think he’s better prepared to take on a significant role this year. He does have a nose for the ball as he showed in quite a few games last season. In previous years it was easy to laugh off Anthony Lynn calling Jenkins elite, but he has a perfect opportunity to show his potential this year.

Jason Reed: I love Nasir Adderley. I really liked him out of college and while he didn’t really play last year, he has a year of being in an NFL system under his belt and I really think he softens the blow from losing Derwin James immensely.

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