3. Tight end
Anyone who is familiar with my work here at Bolt Beat (first, thank you!) knows that I am not the biggest fan of Jared Cook. While he does bring a quality veteran presence and is familiar with the team's new offense, I do worry about how he can hold up over the course of a 17-game season.
That being said, he will still have his moments in the red zone where he looks like the same tight end from three seasons ago. Even if he phases out the starting job towards the end of the year the Chargers should be in good shape.
The player that is going to do the most in helping shock the league is Donald Parham. The former XFL standout and bonafide giant had real flashes of potential last season and seems to be a bigger part of the passing attack on this year's team.
Parham could develop into one of the most dynamic red-zone targets in the entire league and I would not be surprised if he starts to turn heads.
The depth of the position is great as well as the Chargers can make the case for having one of the deepest tight end rooms in the league. Stephen Anderson is a quality third option, both in blocking and the passing attack, and the team still has rookie Tre' McKitty who is only going to get better with more time.
The focus of the LA Chargers offense is on Herbert, Keenan Allen and Austin Ekeler. The tight end room is going to sneak up on a lot of people in 2021.