Chargers Draft

3 players the LA Chargers could have drafted over Easton Stick

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 25: Quincy Williams #56 of the Jacksonville Jaguars tackles Easton Stick #2 of the Los Angeles Chargers in the first quarter at SoFi Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 25: Quincy Williams #56 of the Jacksonville Jaguars tackles Easton Stick #2 of the Los Angeles Chargers in the first quarter at SoFi Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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Darius Slayton

The receiving corps outside of Keenan Allen and Mike Williams was rough in 2019. While it led to Allen, Williams and Austin Ekeler all having great seasons, it was not great for the team as Philip Rivers was often trying to force the issue (more than he typically would) which led to many turnovers.

The Chargers would eventually get productive snaps at out Tyron Johnson and Jalen Guyton in 2020 but 2019 was a different story. Philip Rivers threw for a combined 299 yards to every single receiver that was not named Keenan Allen and Mike Williams.

Having Ekeler, Hunter Henry and Melvin Gordon still was not a terrible outlook but it would have been nice to have that young rookie receiver that could have not only contributed in year one but blossom into a legitimate target. Then, the Chargers could have drafted one receiver instead of two in 2020.

Darius Slayton would have been just that for the Bolts. Slayton was picked five picks after Easton Stick and he has been one of the bright spots on the New York Giants. Slayton has produced far more than most fifth-rounders every produce in their NFL career.

Slayton has a combined 1,491 receiving yards in two years with 740 receiving yards in his rookie season. He has 11 combined touchdowns, eight of which came in his rookie season.

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