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Malcom Floyd, along with Robert Meachem, will help the Chargers have a pair of WR's capable of eclipsing 1,000+ receiving yards. If not, maybe both players with huge numbers.
Take a look at this picture of a depth chart and imagine the Chargers showing up week in and week out with the same starters.
Let's start with offense:
QB: Philip Rivers- One of the best QB's in the game. Besides one off year, Rivers is still considered one of the top passers in the game.
RB: Ryan Mathews- A young RB who was ranked seventh in the league in total yards and 10th in total rushing yards. That's not bad if you ask me.
FB: Le'Ron McClain- A triple threat at FB. McClain has the ability to be not only a runner, not only a pass catcher, but also a devastating run blocker. You add that dimension and running game weapon to Ryan Mathews in the backfield, you have something special next season.
WR: Robert Meachem and Malcom Floyd as starting WR's with Eddie Royal at the slot position- Floyd will be the red-zone and deep threat while Meachem offer the Chargers a speed dynamic at the opposite end. While defenses keep tabs on Antonio Gates and the outside threats, Royal will burn any defender against him one on one.
TE: Antonio Gates- What can you say about this man? Healthy or playing for majority of the season on one foot, Gates still eat up yardage on the field. With more receiving threats along the perimeter, it's hard for defenses to just focus on him only.
LT: Jared Gaither- Held his own without giving up a sack in his first five starts with the Chargers last season.
LG: Tyronn Green- Filled in just fine for Kris Dielman and didn't skip a beat.
C: Nick Hardwick- One of the top centers in the game.
RG: Louis Vasquez- Big specimen and plays football with a Dielman-like mean streak.
RT: Jeromey Clary- Decent enough to hold his own against tough pass rushers.
Now on to defense:
DE: Luis Castillo and Corey Luiget- If played in a aggressive defensive scheme, they'll beat one on one pass blockers all day.
NT: Antonio Garay- Will be able to return to his old self under a better DC.
OLB: Jarrett Johnson and Shaun Phillips- Johnson automatically upgrades the Chargers run defense as he played that role in setting the edge in Baltimore. Hopefully the Chargers will give him the opportunity to prove himself as a capable pass rusher. Phillips should be able to get back to his old self if healthy.
ILB: Takeo Spikes and Donald Butler- Spikes is a proven player. He is a strong run-stuffing, ILB while Butler will be the cover ILB from sideline to sideline. Butler "rookie" season was a strong one and one he can only improve upon this upcoming season.
CB: Quentin Jammer and Antoine Cason- Both players struggled in a absolute passive defense last year but should return to 2010 form if they play in a aggressive defense under John Pagano.
FS: Eric Weddle- The man has finally arrived as one of the best safeties in the game. Weddle should do just fine dominating the middle coverage of the field again next season.
SS: Darrell Stuckey- This is the only weak position I see on the Chargers roster if healthy. I do hope Stuckey can prove himself as he was a ball-hawking safety in college. Thing is, he is better suited for FS which is already taken at this time by Weddle.
Let's hope if anything, the Chargers trade up for Mark Barron or somehow pick up Harrison Smith in the second round. Anything can happen, but if Stuckey is the guy, I believe he'll do a decent job until he bulks up.
If the Chargers keep this starting depth chart healthy and rotate with the other promising players on the roster, this can be the difference between an elite squad and a very mediocre team.