Danario Alexander Will Become Next Vincent Jackson in Chargers' Offense

Stephen Sheehan@@StephenPSheehanCorrespondent INovember 11, 2012

Danario Alexander will become a household name by the end of the year.
Danario Alexander will become a household name by the end of the year.Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE

Philip Rivers ascended into elite status with the help of a 6'5" receiver with 4.4 wheels, and with Vincent Jackson off to greener pastures and a fatter paycheck in Tampa Bay, former Rams draft pick Danario Alexander will become the next V-Jax in the San Diego Chargers' high-powered offense. 

The Chargers' downfield passing attack is predicated on fast, physical, tall receivers, and Jackson made his money as one of the NFL's premier deep threats. 

With Rivers' rocket arm and willingness to pull the trigger, the two former Pro Bowlers developed a special rapport during Jackson's time out west. 

However, after years of contract and off-field issues, Jackson moved on to the Buccaneers, leaving behind a sizable void at the wide receiver position. 

With Robert Meachem being an utter bust for the second time in his career, the onus falls on Alexander to be the guy in San Diego. 

With his immense physical skills, it shouldn't take long for Chargers fans to appreciate their next V-Jax. 

Although he's been plagued by chronic knee issues, when healthy, Alexander has displayed flashes of excellence. 

During his four-year career at Missouri, the 6'5", 217-pounder developed into a great playmaker, culminating in a ridiculous senior season where he caught 113 passes for 1,781 yards and 14 touchdowns. 

Though he still struggled to stay healthy during his first two years in the NFL, Alexander's 16.3 yards-per-catch average suggests he's a viable big-play threat at this level. 

Considering he played in a horrid Rams offense, the move to San Diego should spell wonders for both team and player. 

Now that he's entered the starting lineup, Alexander will be a viable deep threat across from fellow 6'5" wideout Malcolm Floyd. 

Pairing the two will be a lethal combination for Rivers, as both can take the top off a defense. 

And for fantasy owners itching for some easy touchdowns, being 6'5" definitely pays off in the red zone. 

Alexander's biggest problem has been his inability to stay healthy, so that's certainly something to keep in mind. 

His ongoing problems with leg injuries could render him a bust, but if he's able to stay on the field, he will be a beast in San Diego. 

If Alexander is available in your league, pick him up quick. 

By the end of the season and in the future, he will be Rivers' favorite target and a fantasy beast.