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Chargers who have been positively shocking thus far in the preseason

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3. Michael Bandy

The Chargers are loaded at wide receiver this upcoming season. Keenan Allen and Mike Williams are one of the best 1-2 punches in the entire league and the team also has second-year receiver Josh Palmer that is ready to take a massive leap as the WR3.

The depth behind those three is even better than expected as DeAndre Carter has really shined both on special teams and in the offense thus far during camp. Carter has proven that he can be a dynamic weapon on offense, adding to the impact that the top three will have along with speedster Jalen Guyton as an option.

All that being said, the Chargers would still be wise to carry six receivers instead of five, like they did last year, and there are two players fighting for the job. Joe Reed and Michael Bandy are battling for that sixth receiver spot and Bandy had the bigger game in the first preseason game, although Reed also did well.

Bandy stood out in college in the Frontier League with San Diego with over 1,100 receiving yards and 12 receiving touchdowns in 11 games. If Bandy can prove that his skillset translates to the NFL in the preseason then he could make that roster spot as a potential hidden gem for the Bolts at the back of the depth chart.

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