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PFF50: The NFL's 50 best players entering the 2019 season - PFF Analysis Team
Allen’s two-year receiving grade (91.2) ranks fourth among the 53 NFL wideouts with 150 or more targets since 2017. Only Michael Thomas, DeAndre Hopkins and Julio Jones rank ahead of the Chargers phenom. He also ranks third in yards per route run (2.43) and seventh in passer rating when targeted (111.6) among the same group of qualifiers.

Jerry Tillery: Rookie spotlight on Chargers first-round selection - William Struthers
Tillery had a good career at Notre Dame, finishing with 134 tackles (24 for loss) and 13.5 sacks. The mixture of size, strength and speed made Tillery a force to be reckoned with. His true breakout year was in 2018 (senior season), where he recorded a team-best eight sacks and added three forced fumbles. His dominance in the middle demonstrated his potential to become a first-round pick.

Recapping the Week: Head Coach Anthony Lynn Open to Changing Approach to Preseason - Chris Hayre
“I did my research,” Lynn said. “The results speak for themselves. I think all of those teams were in the playoffs at the end of the season. I think they were playing their best football at the end of the season. I think we're going to do some things differently this year.”

Kyle Brandt's Hardest Runners: 'No One Is Better Statistically' Than Melvin Gordon - (video)
Kyle Brandt ranks Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon No. 1 on his list of hardest runners.

Los Angeles Chargers undrafted rookie spotlight: Jeremy Cox - Travis Wakeman
Cox brings something that none of those players do in terms of a power rusher. The fact that he can catch the ball coming out of the backfield is an added bonus.

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