Football is officially back with the LA Chargers reporting to training camp on Tuesday and the first day of camp action coming on Wednesday. After an extremely active offseason, the excitement around the LA Chargers is at an all-time high.
The Chargers have one of the most talented rosters in the entire sport that is suited to go on a deep playoff push this season. On paper, this is the most talented team that the Chargers have fielded since the infamous 2006 team.
Roster decisions are not going to be particularly easy to make with all of the talent on the field and the Bolts are going to have to trim from 89 players to just 53. A lot can happen in camp that changes the course of the roster construction. Before that starts, let's dive into our 53-man roster prediction.
Chargers 53-man roster prediction, special teams:
Starting with the most boring side of the ball is the trio of players that are only special teams players. Depth player on defense and offense will obviously make up most of the unit itself but the three special teams-only players are pretty much locked in.
K: Dustin Hopkins
The Chargers can bring in all the kicking competition to camp that they want, they are not going to let go of Dustin Hopkins after signing him to a new deal in the offseason.
P: JK Scott
The Chargers let Ty Long walk and brought in former fifth-round draft pick JK Scott to take over punting duties. The punter is easily the least important position on the roster with how much Brandon Staley goes for it on fourth down, so this really does not make much of a difference.
LS: Josh Harris
Matt Overton was a fine long-snapper for the Chargers last season but the team still wanted to get better as part of the special teams' overhaul and thus brought in Second Team All-Pro long snapper, Josh Harris.
Total special teams players: 3
Now, let's dive into the offensive side of the football.