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3 Chargers undrafted free agents with the best chance of making the roster

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Trevon Bradford
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2. Trevon Bradford, WR

The LA Chargers did not draft a wide receiver in the 2022 NFL Draft and they signed just one wide receiver as an undrafted free agent in Trevon Bradford. While Bradford does not have the top-line speed that Chargers fans have been asking for this offseason, he absolutely has a chance to win a spot on the team in a receiving room that is thin at the backend.

As it currently stands, the Chargers have five receivers who are locks to make the roster in Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Joshua Palmer, Jalen Guyton and DeAndre Carter. Last season, the Bolts carried five receivers on the depth chart but the typical number is six. If the team comes to its senses and stops carrying a third quarterback then we could see a sixth receiver on the depth chart.

Joe Reed is probably the favorite to win the job out of camp but as we saw with Staley last season, the most likely candidate is not the one who might get the job. Staley cut Tyron Johnson during camp last season and if Reed does not fit the offense he will do the same, especially considering he was an Anthony Lynn selection.

There are several other receivers that will be competing for that sixth roster spot that Bradford would have to outlast. The one thing in Bradford's favor is that he is built to play in the slot, which could give him an advantage with the team not really having a traditional slot receiver this season. Bradford's special teams value also gives him an advantage in competing for a roster spot.

The six-foot receiver hauled in 42 receptions for 631 yards and five touchdowns last season for Oregon State.

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