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PFF Rankings: All 32 NFL offensive line rankings after the 2019 NFL preseason - Michael Renner
We finally got an extended look at former second-round pick Forrest Lamp this preseason, and the results were encouraging. He only allowed two pressures on 103 pass-blocking snaps and earned an 86.1 pass-blocking grade. With the Chargers’ history of injury luck, chances are he’ll be on the field sooner than later.

PFF's 2019 Preseason All-Rookie Team - Anthony Treash
During his 2019 preseason, Tranquill showed great sideline-to-sideline abilities with 14 instances of being the first defender to contact. Tranquill has a bright future in Los Angeles.

PFF predicts breakout candidates for all 32 NFL teams - Mark Chichester
There are superstars all over this defense, from the versatile Derwin James (when he returns) to the excellent Casey Hayward to slot ace Desmond King to the annually destructive edge-rushing duo of Bosa and Ingram. But there’s a man in the middle of the team’s defensive line who has the potential to create just as much havoc as the guys on the outside. Tabbed as a top-10 talent by PFF’s Mike Renner back in March, Tillery tied Quinnen Williams for the highest pass-rushing grade among interior defenders in college football a season ago, and he dominated as a pass-rusher week in and week out.

2019 PFF Week 1 NFL Power Rankings - Kevin Cole & Timo Riske
Perennial favorites of the NFL’s national media, some of the bloom is off the rose for the Chargers following significant injuries to versatile safety Derwin James and left tackle Russell Okung. If Philip Rivers can play his MVP-adjacent level of last season – highest passing grade since 2010 (90.3) – the Chargers have the remaining talent on both sides of the ball to make noise in the AFC.

Five NFL players who can prove their doubters wrong in 2019 - Gordon McGuinness
He averaged 5.0 yards per carry on 117 carries last season, with 3.4 of those yards coming after contact. On top of that, he forced 16 missed tackles and saw 19 of his runs go for 10 or more yards. He was arguably even better in the passing game, forcing another 16 missed tackles on just 46 receptions and dropping just two passes. The big question is if he can handle a bigger role if Gordon continues to hold out, but everything we’ve seen from him so far suggests that the offense won’t take a dip with him in the lineup.

Bold predictions for Chargers season opener against Colts - Faustino Felix
Football is full of surprises, and one can always expect the unexpected. For the 2019 season, three bold predictions will be made each week in an attempt to predict those surprises. Every week’s article will keep track of how accurate the predictions were last week as well, so check out the articles each week to see how these predictions fare.

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