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The Rise of Keenan Allen

With the the recent injury to D.Alexander, many receivers will get their chance to replace him. From the likes of V.Brown, Eddie Royal, Robert Meachem, and last but not least Keenan Allen. After attending some training camp practices, you can see who truly has a chance to be the number 2 receiver lining up across of Malcolm Floyd. And let me tell you why Keenan Allen at some point in the season will be that guy. Just from watching him at practice you can tell he is more talented then his competitors. He is also more skilled then the rest of the guys. V.Brown will most likely end up starting at the number 2 spot, but i soon feel that he will be moved into the slot because of his lack of break away speed and also because of his sure hands. V.Brown is a possession receiver with amazing route running abilities, and its not that he cant play on the outside, but he would be better suited for the inside. Royal and Meachem look to be complimentary receivers. Royal had a break out season in denver with 90+ catches and was never heard from again. Meachem in my true opinion benefited in New Orleans since he was not the first(Colston),second(Graham),or sometimes even third option(Moore). Meaning that he was lining up against third or fourth corners, and schooling them in deep routes. I dont know if we can put him up against the likes of Rodgers-Cromartie, or Asante Sameul, and thats just in the division twice a year. Last but not least, Keenan Allen. The guy who would have been a first round pick barring a knee injury and a shaky pro day. At every practice i attended, he stood out making plays left and right. He would just over physical any corner that was in his way. Standing a 6'3 with cleats on, and 210 pounds, he moves like very swiftly. Now he isnt fast, but is amazingly quick. He physically can stand with the corners he will face in the division and versus other teams. In the end, he is a play maker. His college highlights show him making plays and gaining big yardage off of 8 yard quick slants and 7 yard comebacks. The Chargers need a play maker in the number 2 spot, since they did lose D.Alexander their best play maker. In the end, from what i saw at practices, Keenan Allen and Vincent Brown are the only ones making plays, and why not have both on the field at the same time? Apparently the coaching staff agrees since they gave Keenan Allen first team reps at practice. The chargers could have the offensive and defensive rookies of the years with Allen and Te'o if they play their cards right. I have some weird feeling that Mr.Allen will make a big play or two in his NFL Debut today!


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