LA Chargers: The 3 biggest pleasant surprises after 5 weeks

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3. Tevaughn Campbell

Tevaughn Campbell did not start the season getting many snaps for the LA Chargers but he was given his opportunity and has made the most of it. Campbell played so well in the chances he got that Brandon Staley has no choice to play him even with Chris Harris Jr. coming back from injury.

Campbell did not play much in Week 1 or 2 but was schemed to play a big role against the Kansas City Chiefs. Campbell played a lot of slot corner against the Chiefs, logging 92% of the defensive snaps in the Week 3 win.

In that game, Campbell forced two fumbles by hitting Tyreek Hill and Clyde Edwards-Helaire to poke the football out. Those two forced fumbles were part of the four takeaways that the Chargers had in that game that led to the victory.

It is more than just those fumbles, though. Campbell has been pretty solid in pass coverage at slot corner and while he is not a great cornerback by any means, he has proven to be a viable replacement to Harris and only makes the cornerback room deeper for the Bolts.

Campbell has allowed eight receptions on 10 targets in the three weeks that he has played but everything has been underneath. Campbell has allowed only 74 receiving yards on those eight catches with two pass break-ups and no touchdowns allowed.

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Not mind-boggling numbers in the slightest but it has certainly been better than expected as Campbell was expected to mostly just be a special teams player for the LA Chargers this season.