5 toughest receiving corps the Chargers will face in 2023

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The LA Chargers will have their hands full with a group of talented receiving corps this season that they have to face off against.

There are some teams who have a lot of work to do in their respective receiver rooms, including the Titans, Packers, and Patriots. Overall though there are some heavy hitters this year as the Chargers not only face some of the top receivers in the league, but strong receiving corps as a collective.

There are numerous teams that sit just outside the top five that have potential to be on this list, but have been left off of it due to experience or individual player rankings not matching up. Honorable mentions to the Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets, who just sit outside the top 5 due to these factors.

5. Buffalo Bills

Stefon Diggs, Gabe Davis, Khalil Shakir

The Buffalo Bills sneak into the top five here on the back of star receiver Stefon Diggs. In terms of depth there are numerous teams that can arguably fit into this spot on the list, including the Bills division rivals the New York Jets.

The comparison, though, is close enough that having a top receiver in the league like Diggs has to give them the edge here, with a second receiver like Davis statistically on par with the secondary receivers for the teams around there ranking as well.

Diggs is coming off a career high 11 touchdown season and his fifth season in a row with 1,000+ receiving yards. Diggs 108 receptions for 1,429 yards was the fifth most yards and 4th most receptions on the season and with Josh Allen at the helm there shouldn't be any expectation of him slowing down.

After Diggs, Gabe Davis hold the second spot on the depth chart. Davis has quietly been a rising threat during his time in Buffalo. Averaging just about 7 touchdowns per season, he has complimented Diggs with his big play ability averaging just under 17 yards per reception. In his first season as the Bills No. 2 receiver, Davis produced a career high 48 receptions and 836 yards, proving he can produce aside one of the league leaders in Diggs.

There is a drop off from Diggs to Davis but after that the depth in the receiver room drops significantly. Davis has been a solid deep threat but the man with the most potential for a breakout season is second year receiver Khalil Shakir. With Isaiah McKenzie gone, Shakir slots in as the #3 WR. Coming off a slow rookie season with 10 receptions for 161 yards and 1 TD, Shakir is the turning point in where the Bills will truly rank on this list by the end of the season.