It is not often that a team can have two relatively young and healthy 1,000 yard receivers and also a need at receiver, but I believe the LA Chargers are in that position. Both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams are set to be free agents in a year and it is probable that if both have great campaigns again next season that it will be improbable that the team can have both. If one gets injured, then the team would have a need. If one struggles, then the team would have a need. Even if both are healthy and productive, the Chargers would still have a need for a third option and someone to develop in years to come.
I can’t see Tom Telesco leaving this draft without a receiver and not at least feeling incomplete. Given the talent of this class and the probable need to give the next starting quarterback as much of a chance as possible — including if that QB comes to the team in 2021 — I think it would be fair to wonder if Telesco uses his second round pick at 37 on a wide receiver.
It’s impossible to know this point which receivers are going to be available, so the best I can do is give you a pool of options. The debate as to the actual availability of these players is best avoided in the comments because of the fact that nobody knows. Claims that “there’s NO WAY this player will be available” are not quite useful because nobody has a crystal ball and I always avoid absolutes myself as a writer.
Plenty is possible. Of course there is a way. We are trying to generate a discussion here. But if you have thoughts that you don’t believe a player will be available — and that if he is, what a great steal that would be to you — then awesome. Let’s have that discussion.
My arbitrary guidelines as to who will be available is anyone with a “2nd round” grade at WalterFootball, simply because I like the simple site design at WF that has never changed. It doesn’t mean these players will be available or that they’ll be projected to go as high as the early second round, it just means that they’re names on this particular list. Don’t overthink it.
Of these receivers, who would you most want to see on the LA Chargers?
Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
Height: 6-4. Weight: 216. Arm: 34.13 Hand: 9.25
Projected 40 Time: 4.55
Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
Height: 6-1. Weight: 202. Arm: 33. Hand: 9.13.
40 Time: 4.43
Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
Height: 6-4. Weight: 238. Arm: 33.13. Hand: 10
40 Time: 4.42
Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU
Height: 5-11. Weight: 206. Arm: 31.38. Hand: 9.5.
40 Time: 4.47
Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State
Height: 5-11. Weight: 201. Arm: 33.13. Hand: 10.
40 Time: 4.50
Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
Height: 6-2. Weight: 206. Arm: 33.25. Hand: 9.25.
40 Time: 4.38
Gabriel Davis, WR, Central Florida
Height: 6-2. Weight: 216. Arm: 32.25. Hand: 9.25.
40 Time: 4.54
K.J. Hamler, WR, Penn State
Height: 5-9. Weight: 178. Arm: 30.75. Hand: 9.38.
Projected 40 Time: 4.40
Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado
Height: 6-1. Weight: 227. Arm: 31.88. Hand: 9.
40 Time: 4.58
Who is the best WR option for the Chargers in round 2?
This poll is closed