3 Chargers with skyrocketing stock after week 2 of training camp

These Chargers are turning heads thus far.

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2. John Hightower

John Hightower was a representation of a really thin wide receiver group during the 2022 season. Both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams missed significant time with injuries and Jalen Guyton was declared out for the year after tearing his ACL in Week 3.

There were weeks when Justin Herbert was throwing to Joshua Palmer and a bunch of practice squad receivers. Hightower was one of those practice squad receivers and he did nothing to earn a roster spot in 2023. But then again, he was not being utilized for the one trait he is above average in: speed.

New offensive coordinator Kellen Moore has utilized Hightower's athleticism in training camp thus far while the young receiver has also brought an improved game to camp this season as well. In just two weeks, Hightower has gone from someone who looked like they were just going to get preseason snaps before being on the practice squad to being someone who could legitimately earn a roster spot.

Helping Hightower's case to make the roster is the fact that Guyton is still on the PUP list. If Guyton cannot get up to speed (pun intended) by Week 1 then the Chargers may have no other option but to go with the training camp standout for the WR6 position.

The actual preseason games will be the difference-maker for Hightower. If he can put together strong performances and prove that he can do it outside of practice then he has a really good chance of making the team.