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Just under one month ago, ESPN’s Mike Clay released his predictions for the 2017 NFL season where he surprisingly selected the Los Angeles Chargers to win the AFC West.
Clay has the Bolts finishing with 8.7 wins, which is 0.2 more than the Oakland Raiders.
Updated 2017 NFL standings/playoff seed and 2018 Draft Order projections: pic.twitter.com/Or1pY9CO1t
— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) June 14, 2017
To the casual fan, this may seem preposterous. However, Clay is not wrong about just how dramatically improved the Chargers will be in 2017.
Ryan is currently a student at the University of North Carolina. He grew up in the Bay Area and has had Raiders season tickets his entire life fostering his love for the NFL. He has founded his own sports website, thejrreport.com and works at the Sports Desk for the Daily Tar Heel. You can follow Ryan on twitter @rytime98 if you want to discuss anything sports.