Dec 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws the ball during the second half against the New York Giants at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 37-14. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Philip Rivers and Keenan Allen are one of the best WR/QB duos in the league and Hunter Henry along with Travis Benjamin help keep the offense diverse.
All of that and I didn’t even mention their seventh overall pick from last years draft out of Clemson, Mike Williams, who struggled with an injury the entirety of the season.
Rivers, now 36, is no way at the end of his career yet, but it is approaching and now is the time to draft and develop so when the time comes for Rivers to put up the pads, there is a qualified quarterback who knows the system and is ready to take the team the distance.
Right now, if Rivers were to go down this season, it would be the 36 year old Kellen Clemens or the 25 year old Cardale Jones who has thrown just 11 passes and an interception in three seasons.
Broncos – Skill Positions
With John Elway getting his preferable free agent quarterback in Case Keenum the offense has taken a huge step up from the Lynch/Siemian era.
However, the offense still has a lot of work to do.
Demaryius Thomas along with Emmanuel Sanders both were unsuccessful at reaching the 1,000 yard marker this season, the first time neither of them have reached the mark in their years together.
There are a few reasons for this.
Quarterback play, injuries that Sanders dealt with on and off throughout the season and then most of all a lack of other weapons.
Sanders and Thomas can not be the only focus in the passing game, this team should jump on a Wide Receiver in free agency and try to draft a tight end.
CJ Anderson just had his first 1,000 yard rushing season and Devontae Bookers ceiling is higher than expected. Allen Hurns, a new free agent wide receiver from Jacksonville is an elite talent and would instantly make that offense scary.
Raiders – Secondary
This defense has one of the best front sevens in the league.
With Khalil Mack as their leader, Mario Edwards coming off the other edge, Bruce Irvin holding down the fort in the middle of the field and Justin Ellis blowing plays up in the trenches they look scary.
Heck, they even have Reggie Nelson at safety who can really run the field and deliver the hits they need.
That being said, they lack at the corner position.
They got rid David Amerson to the Chiefs who was a starter on the team and TJ Carrie is coming up on a contract year.
Past that the unit is extremely thin and with Oakland being apart of one of the tougher offensive divisions, they will have to be ready for some talented wide outs.
Written by: Mac Malachy
Edited by: Sam Forman