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LA Chargers training camp: Winners and losers of first week

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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Kyzir White
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Winner: Kyzir White

You could make the case that Kyzir White is the bigger winner for this first week than Tyron Johnson. It really is close as the two players are definitely the biggest standouts on both sides of the ball.

White's role entering training camp was up in the air. Kenneth Murray was obviously going to anchor things and it was expected that Drue Tranquill would be getting the majority of snaps over White.

Thus far that has not been the case in camp. Granted, that very well could be the case of the Chargers simply easing Tranquill into things after his injury last season. But at the end of the day, White has made the most of his opportunities.

The highlight of the week for White was picking off Easton Stick during 11-on-11s and (presumably) taking the interception back to the endzone for a pick-six. White has always been better in coverage than other areas and that expertise could really shine with Brandon Staley as the head coach.

Keep an eye out for Kyzir White. Being a former college safety, he has the versatility that Tranquill does not have. Staley is a huge advocate for versatility and matchup-based looks, so expect White to move around the defense in 2021.