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 Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Myles Gaskin

The LA Chargers may currently be in the market for a running back despite drafting one in the 2020 NFL Draft. Justin Jackson is injury prone and is in the last year of his contract and Joshua Kelley was downright terrible last season.

Kelley really seemed to be someone who Anthony Lynn was pounding the table and I would not be shocked if he has an extremely short leash with Brandon Staley now running the show. You cannot blame Staley for doing so as Kelley was legitimately the worst running back in the league last season.

The Chargers could have avoided drafting Kelley in 2020 if they would have drafted Myles Gaskin in 2019. Gaskin did not get much playing time his rookie season but he was far more productive than Kelley was in 2020.

Gaskin carried the ball 142 times for 584 yards and three touchdowns. Still not the greatest numbers, but better than Kelley and certainly something the team could have worked with, especially as a dual-threat back.

To be fair to the Chargers, the team still had Melvin Gordon and would eventually offer him a contract extension in training camp. Thankfully, Gordon declined the contract that would have paid him $10 million per season as that would have been horrible for the team.

But if Telesco could have known then what he knows now then he probably would have taken Gaskin in 2019 to get that running back depth in the building for a season to have a better RB3 in 2020 than Kelley.

Chase Daniel can only help Justin Herbert. Next

Would have been better than a third-string quarterback.

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