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10 Things to Watch: The Wide Receiver Rotation

The league-wide consensus is that the Los Angeles Chargers boast one of the top wide receiving corps in the NFL. 

Keenan Allen has put up numbers at points rarely seen before in league history, such as his incredible eight-game span to start the 2015 season.  His 67 catches through eight games were the third most in NFL history.  KA13 was on pace for a 143-catch season, which would have shattered LaDainian Tomlinson's team record of 100 set in 2003 before he got hurt.

Then there's Tyrell Williams, who broke out to lead the team in receptions (69) and yards (1,059), and all wideouts in TD catches (seven). He became only the 15th players in Chargers history to surpass 1,000 yards.  A big-play weapon, his six catches over 40 yards were tied for the most in the NFL while his 13 over 25 yards ranked fifth.

The player who tied Williams for most 40-yard catches in the league was actually his teammate – Travis Benjamin.  Blessed with lightning fast speed, Benjamin did so while battling nagging injuries that hampered him all year long.  Now he's fully healthy and ready for more.

Another proven commodity is Dontrelle Inman, who is a trusted, reliable weapon for Philip Rivers.  He started all 16 games, setting career-highs in catches (58), yards (180) and TDs (four).

Meanwhile, the Bolts added a clutch playmaker in the first round of this year's draft in Mike Williams.  The seventh-overall pick is a massive 6-4, 218-pound target that thrives making the difficult catch.

Finally, youngsters such as Geremy Davis, Jamaal Jones and others earned praise from Head Coach Anthony Lynn during the offseason program. 

If that wasn't enough, the above list doesn't even include a pair of elite pass-catching tight ends in Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry.

Thus, the obvious next question is how do the Bolts plan to find ways to get their talented WR corps all on the field. Watching Lynn and Offensive Coordinator Ken Whisenhunt mix and match the wideouts during camp and in preseason will be a main focal point to keep an eye on.

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