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Post-Draft Depth Chart Projection


Now that the draft is in the rearview mirror, the depth chart is pretty much set as the Chargers embark on their offseason program. Although some things may change based on health, competition, etc., we have a good idea what the 2016 roster will look like.

Below is our first look at the team’s 2016 depth chart. The players listed in blue are the ones we believe will make the 53-man roster; the ones in green are the frontrunners for the practice squad; and the ones in red are likely to meet the Turk come August.

Check out our projections below and share your reactions in the Fan Forums.


QB: Philip Rivers, Kellen Clemens, Bryn Renner, Mike Bercovici

RB: Melvin Gordon, Danny Woodhead, Branden Oliver, Dreamius SmithKenneth Farrow

FB: Derek Watt, Chris Swain

LT: King Dunlap, Tyreek Burwell, Tyler Johnstone

LG: Orlando Franklin, Kenny Wiggins, Mike McQueen

C: Chris Watt, Max Tuerk, Trevor Robinson, Spencer Pulley

RG: D.J. Fluker, Michael Huey, Donovan Clark, Sebastian Johansson

RT: Joe Barksdale, Chris Hairston, Seth Ramsay

TE: Antonio Gates, Hunter Henry, Jeff Cumberland, Sean McGrath, Asante Cleveland, Tim Semisch, Matt Weiser

WR: Keenan Allen, Dontrelle Inman, Tyrell Williams, Torrence Allen, Deandre Reeves, Dominique Williams

WR: Stevie Johnson, Travis Benjamin, Javontee Herndon, Isiah Burse, Jamaal Jones


DE: Corey Liuget, Darius Philon, Carlos Wray, Chuka Ndulue

NT: Brandon Mebane, Ryan Carrethers, Sean Lissemore

DE: Joey Bosa, Tenny Palepoi, Damion Square, Ben Gardner

OLB: Melvin Ingram, Tourek Williams, Chris Landrum, Tyler Marcordes

ILB: Denzel Perryman, Joshua Perry, Dexter McCoil, Shaq Petteway

ILB: Manti Te’o, Jatavis Brown, Nick Dzubnar

OLB: Jeremiah Attaochu, Kyle Emanuel, Brock Hekking

CB: Jason Verrett, Casey Hayward, Terrell Chestnut, Steve Williams, Larry Scott

CB: Brandon Flowers, Craig Mager, Richard Crawford, Greg Ducre, Trevor Williams

FS: Dwight Lowery, Adrian Phillips, Adrian McDonald

SS: Jahleel Addae, Darrell Stuckey, Matt Daniels


K: Josh Lambo

P: Drew Kaser, Kasey Redfern

LS: Mike Windt

About Michael Lombardo

Michael Lombardo has covered the San Diego Chargers since 2003. He spent 12 years covering the team for and has been published by the NFL Network, Fox Sports, Football Insiders and MySpace Sports.

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