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LA Chargers: Four questions about the 2021 WR group

COSTA MESA, CA - JUNE 16: Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers during mandatory minicamp at the Hoag Performance Center on June 16, 2021 in Costa Mesa, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
COSTA MESA, CA - JUNE 16: Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers during mandatory minicamp at the Hoag Performance Center on June 16, 2021 in Costa Mesa, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

2. Just how good can Tyron Johnson and Jalen Guyton be for the LA Chargers?

To put it bluntly, no one expected Tyron Johnson and Jalen Guyton to become what they became in 2020. Johnson burst onto the scene after coming off the practice squad in Week 4 at Tampa Bay. Jalen Guyton became one of Justin Herbert’s favorite deep ball targets after being buried down the roster in 2019.

Guyton eclipsed 500 yards in 16 games while Johnson nearly broke 400 in just 12. The question for me is mainly whether they can continue their development. Guyton did have himself a breakout season, but does still have a pesky drop problem. With six drops and just 28 receptions, Guyton ranked top five (or, I guess bottom five) in drop percentage via PFF. He does still have some of those Travis Benjamin-esque body catching tendencies.

Getting rid of that drop problem is the first key to unlocking his athletic potential, which is off the charts. Potential is also there with Johnson, as many forget that he was a former five star recruit at LSU.

If those two become more than supplementary receivers, the Chargers could create a real “pick your poison” type of receiver group. Another motivation for both of them is 2022 RFA status. With big seasons, both could put themselves in position for significant pay raises.

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