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There's a very real chance McConkey, the Chargers' second-round pick out of Georgia, will lead the team in receptions and receiving yards this season. That's why he's arguably the first Chargers player you should draft in one-QB leagues -- even ahead of Justin Herbert. McConkey was great in college because he was in sync with his quarterback, and through offseason workouts it appears he's already connecting with Herbert. That'll help McConkey replace Keenan Allen as the Chargers' slot receiver, a role that could open up for as many as seven targets per game (Allen saw 8.5 or more targets per game in each of his last seven seasons but it was in a different system). And while McConkey is slight (5-foot-8 and 186 pounds), he is a route-running maestro who will get open frequently. His upside is greater in PPR since his volume figures to be high, which is why Round 7 is a decent time to take him; wait another round in redraft non-PPR leagues. As for rookie-only drafts, expect McConkey to get grabbed anywhere from sixth to 10th overall depending on format and scoring.

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  • Chargers' Ladd McConkey: Los Angeles picks up in Round 2

    The Chargers selected McConkey in the second round of the 2024 NFL Draft, 34th overall. McConkey (6-foot, 186 pounds) is a lighter receiver, but the former Georgia standout can threaten defenses from both the slot and the boundary. While the downfield game isn't his primary strength, a 4.39-second 40 at the combine almost by default makes him the Chargers' best deep target. There's also a good chance McConkey is the Chargers' best option for short and intermediate passes -- the main strength of his game in college. While Joshua Palmer and Quentin Johnston have seniority and size working in their favor, McConkey is the quickest and most skilled of the trio, combining crisp routes with strong work after the catch. McConkey took a clear back seat to TE Brock Bowers in Georgia's target distribution the past three years -- never recording more than 762 receiving yards in a season -- but there's no similar such presence in L.A. now that Keenan Allen and Mike Williams are elsewhere.
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