Chargers Draft

3 receivers we hope fall to the Chargers in the fourth round on Saturday

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Jaquan Brisker, Bo Melton
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2. Bo Melton

I personally think the LA Chargers are more likely to take Calvin Austin in the fourth round if he is there because he fills in the slot and the team can definitely use an elusive speedster that they can plug into the slot.

That being said, I do think Bo Melton has the potential to be a better receiver at the NFL level. In fact, if there is any receiver from day three that has the biggest chance of turning into a household name, it is Bo Melton.

It is not going to come right away and Melton is not going to come into the league and set the world on fire. However, like Austin, he would add a speed dynamic to the Chargers' receiving corps that is simply lacking outside of Jalen Guyton. Melton ran a staggering 4.34 40-yard dash at the combine and showcased a good knack for route-running at Rutgers.

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Melton is very similar to Joshua Palmer in the fact that he has been hampered by poor quarterback play and an offensive scheme that is not that special. Put him in the Chargers' RPO scheme where he can utilize his speed and route-running underneath and he can do some damage in year one and really grow into a complete receiver in years two and beyond.

Plus, even if he is not a huge contributor on the offensive end right away, Melton has legitimate special teams value, especially on the punt unit. That alone could swing him to LA with how the team has focused on special teams this offseason.

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