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LA Chargers: 4 players with unrealistic expectations in 2021

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3. Josh Palmer

I have written about the Josh Palmer selection several times now and it never makes sense to me no matter how I try and wrap my head around it. Sure, Palmer has some exciting traits on tape but let’s not pretend like there aren’t great receivers in every single draft class that the Chargers could have picked.

They must have really liked Palmer as this is essentially a two-year draft pick for the Chargers. Personally, I would have rather seen the team address another need earlier in the draft, but it will all work out if Palmer is fantastic in year two.

His profile is too similar to Mike Williams and he has four players ahead of him in the wide receiver depth chart. Keenan Allen, Williams, Tyron Johnson and Jalen Guyton should all be ahead of Palmer. You also have second-year receivers K.J. Hill and Joe Reed that did not get much playing time last year.

Barring injuries, Palmer likely won’t get consistent playing time until the 2022 season, assuming Williams signs with another team in free agency. Expecting him to have any sort of impact on this offense, as long as it is healthy, is expecting too much.