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LA Chargers: 4 potential breakout players for the 2021 season

By Michael Ciccketti
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2. Donald Parham

Donald Parham is a guy that could be a vital piece in this offense within the next few years due to his freak size and athleticism.

Parham went undrafted in 2019 and bounced around a few different practice squads before joining the Dallas Renegades in the short-lived XFL league. Not even a week after the XFL ceased operations, Donald Parham was picked up by the LA Chargers in April 2020.

Parham spent the 2020 season at TE3 playing behind Hunter Henry (who has since joined the New England Patriots) and Stephen Anderson (who was re-signed by the LA Chargers).

Donald Parham, only 23, has insane size for his position; towering at 6’8”, and weighing in at almost 240 lbs. Parham has the size and speed to create mismatches against any defender that he goes against.

Beautiful back-shoulder throw from Justin Herbert! Donald Parham Jr. comes down with the @Chargers TD.

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— NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2020

In 2020, Parham managed to rack up only 159 yards on 10 receptions with 3 touchdowns.

Parham will move up to the TE2 spot for 2021 but will have to wait for the starting tight end role because of the Jared Cook acquisition.

Playing alongside a thirteen-year veteran will only help Parham improve, but, we may have to wait another year to see Donald Parham potentially take the reigns as the starting tight end.

If Mike Williams is on a new team in 2022 and the Chargers still haven’t found a legit WR2 option, look for Parham to be a big receiving threat in the LA offense for Justin Herbert.