LA Chargers: 3 players to worry the most about vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

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(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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2. Keelan Cole

The Jaguars are a pretty bad football team that does not get credit for having a sneaky good wide receiver corps. As bad as they are, the Jaguars have some playmakers that are running routes out there in Jacksonville and definitely can make plays happen.

They may have no bonafide number one receiver that is among the league’s best — like most good wide receiver corps do — but they have a trio or DJ Chark, Keelan Cole and rookie Laviska Shenault Jr. that can make plays happen. They also have good depth as Chris Conley is an over-qualified WR4.

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Out of those receivers, the one that the Chargers have to worry the most about is Keelan Cole. Cole is not only Minshew’s favorite target, as he leads the team in receiving yards and targets this season, but he matches up nicely against the Bolts.

Cole is primarily operating out of the slot and the slot corner position is pretty dreadful with Chris Harris out of action. Desmond King is doing his best to help at the position but it is absolutely a hole.

With linebackers that are struggling in pass coverage as well, there is a legitimate opportunity for Cole to have a big game.

And I think that will ultimately be a good barometer of how the Chargers faired in this game. If we look back at the box score and see a 100-yard receiving day out of Cole then it is probably going to be a close game. If he is quiet then the rest of the offense will also likely be quiet, leading to an easy Chargers win.