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Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen is crucial to the Chargers’ success as he is the talented leader of the team’s receiving corps.
Allen is not only important for his production, but he will play an invaluable role in helping develop young and adept Chargers wide receivers Mike Williams and Tyrell Williams, who are imperative for the organization’s future prosperity.
According to Chargers wide receivers coach Nick Sirianni, Allen “is obviously the leader of the group” and is a “great example” for other teammates because he “runs such good routes” making it so others “can grow watching him.”
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Without a doubt, Allen is important to the young guys, but he needs to make sure he can stay healthy first.
In regards to Allen’s return, Sirianni thinks Allen is “fearless” and “hungry.” He won’t let any setback “hold him down” and is ready to have a great season despite the recent injuries.
If the former Cal Bear can stay healthy, then it will be a monstrous year for him and the rest of the Los Angeles wide receivers.
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The Los Angeles Chargers’ receiving corps has been getting all the praise from the Chargers’ coaches during this week’s minicamp.
The wide receivers should be one of the strengths of this year’s football team as they have the explosive Chargers wide receivers Travis Benjamin, Keenan Allen returning from injury, highly touted Mike Williams and rising star Tyrell Williams.
On paper, the Chargers have the potential to be an elite group with Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers in charge.
Fortunately, it seems that the group is performing well, for they are not satisfied and are attacking this offseason, per the Chargers’ official Twitter account.
Los Angeles knows that Williams and Allen will be great if healthy. Therefore, Bolt Nation should not be worried as their talent is never in question.
However, the question marks revolve around Benjamin and Tyrell. They are the guys that will decide how effective the receiving corps will be.
Allen and Williams will lock down the No. 1 and No. 2 positions, but the best teams have great players from No. 1 to No. 4.
If the Chargers coaches are correct when speaking about Benjamin and Tyrell, then Los Angeles will have the needed star talent and depth to make other NFL secondaries worried.
Especially when there is a future Hall of Fame quarterback throwing them the ball.
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Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Tyrell Williams is one of the best young receivers in the NFL shown by his top-10 ranking amongst receivers for explosive plays in 2016, per FSWA’s Paul Maland.
As seen above, Williams had 19 receptions for 20 yards or more giving him the sixth best ranking in the league.
This comes after only having two receptions his rookie season.
Nonetheless, he turned in an incredible sophomore campaign hauling in 69 receptions for 1,059 yards and seven touchdowns along with the explosive plays.
It is great to see the improvement of talent surrounding Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers.
The team is adding two guards to protect him and now have a great rookie wideout in Mike Williams, receiver Keenan Allen returning from injury and the young standout, Tyrell Williams.
It should be exciting to see what that trio of receivers will be able to do on the field this season. Without a doubt, the Chargers will have an elite offense of their own.