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LA Chargers: 3 players who impressed the most in preseason win over the Rams

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Kyzir White
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The Linebackers

There are a few LA Chargers linebackers that could be highlighted individually from Saturday's game, which we'll get to in a second. The Rams' rushing attack struggled all night long because of the plays that were getting made in the backfield and the second level. As a team, the Rams rushed for 73 yards on 24 attempts.

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The first linebacker's presence that I really noticed on the field was Kyzir White. He was popping off and making plays as he had been in training camp. Vision and burst were evident from him on Saturday night:

White and Drue Tranquill played with fearless aggression throughout the game. Multiple drives were derailed for the Rams just with the energy the two consistently showed. Tranquill looked like he was going to have a breakout year last season prior to getting injured in Cincinnati. For the most part, he picked up where he left off.

Nick Niemann was very noticeable throughout the game and led the team with seven tackles.

Amen Ogbongbemiga is someone that Chargers' fans could point to as a linebacker that struggled. He certainly didn't look hot in pass coverage during the first half when he got beaten badly on the Rams' second touchdown.

That being said, Ogbongbemiga also had a good second half. When it came to stopping the run and sustaining pass-rushing pressure, he was up to the task:

Don't forget about Kenneth Murray probably coming back for the team by Week 1 either. He didn't play in this one after his scrimmage injury, but he'll be more than ready.

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My confidence in the Chargers' linebacker group certainly increased after this game with all the plays made by a handful of guys.

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