by Chris Trapasso CBSSports.com
After starting the season 0-4, the Los Angeles Chargers have won five of their last six and find themselves one game out of the AFC West lead heading into the holiday season.
Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, the premier edge-rushing duo in football, have been integral to L.A. putting the clamps down on the opposition, as has the club’s underrated pass-catching quartet of Keenan Allen, Travis Benjamin, Tyrell Williams, and Mike Williams. Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates have kept defenses honest down the middle of the field, too.
Recently the Chargers haven’t shied away from adding to a strength — see: outside pass-rushers and pass-catchers — instead of simply filling a need in the draft (and free agency). Therefore, to shake things up in this mock, I’ll make the vast majority of the picks with the idea that the team would be acquiring more talent to an already steady position on its roster.