Chargers Roster

LA Chargers: Final 53 man roster prediction after the preseason

By Alexander Insdorf
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Chris Rumph II
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EDGE: Joey Bosa, Kyler Fackrell, Uchenna Nwosu, Chris Rumph II (4)

Four EDGE players seems about right based on what we've seen this preseason. While he's not technically listed as an EDGE player, Emeke Egbule is the one pass rusher I don't have making the team that gives me some pause. It wouldn't surprise me to see him make the roster, especially if the Chargers actually roll with two quarterbacks instead of three.

There are two primary storylines when it comes to the DE group this season. First, it seems like Kyler Fackrell did beat out Uchenna Nwosu to be the primary string pass rusher opposite Joey Bosa. He had an excellent outing against the 49ers while Nwosu was sort of MIA for large stretches of the game.

Still, Nwosu will play a lot regardless. Without an established veteran like Melvin Ingram, "winning" the EDGE battle opposite Bosa doesn't mean there won't be rotations. Brandon Staley might call for more rotations and movement than the average defense.

Personally, I wasn't sold on the Chris Rumph II draft selection, but he has impressed this preseason. On an otherwise terrible night for the team against the Seahawks, he had a few impressive plays including a run stop and a sack. He's certainly bulked up from where he was at Duke and it shows.