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|Despite some real shortcomings defensively in 2022, the Bolts elected to use their top pick on another weapon for Herbert in the form of Johnston, a 6-foot-3, 208-pounder out of TCU. While the Chargers already had real talent at the position, they didn't have anyone who could stretch the field the way Johnston can with his excellent speed. In that way, the rookie fills an immediate need and should be a nice match for Herbert, who boasts one of the better arms in the NFL.
Two things will determine Johnston's value in 2023: 1) his ability to learn Moore's offense, and 2) how many opportunities he gets when both Allen and Williams are healthy. If Johnston can pick things up quickly, he should see a lot of work, but if he struggles it might be more of a situation where he's used on a limited route tree to loosen things up underneath. If you're looking for a late-round option with some upside, Johnston could fit the bill as a WR5.
| Keenan Allen, Josh Palmer miss practice Thursday
Chargers thin at wide receiver
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Dec 28, 3:20 pm
|Keenan Allen (heel) and Joshua Palmer (concussion) not practicing today. Both doing some agility work and running off to the side with trainers. (Daniel Popper on X)
FFToday's Take: Allen hasn't practiced since Week 14 and will almost certainly be on the inactive list Sunday. Palmer seems headed for the same fate as he tries get clear of the concussion protocol. The Chargers could be rolling out Quentin Johnston, Jalen Guyton and Alex Erickson as their top three receivers against the Broncos.
| Chargers rule Out Keenan Allen for Week 16
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Dec 21, 3:08 pm
|Keenan Allen (heel) is out Saturday vs. Bills. Deane Leonard (heel) is doubtful. Essang Bassey (concussion), Nick Vannett (back), Nick Williams (shoulder) are questionable. (Daniel Popper on X)
FFToday's Take: Allen has missed practice the last two weeks and doesn't appear to be returning anytime soon, especially with the Chargers season in the tank and Easton Stick starting at quarterback. Starting wideouts are expected to be Josh Palmer and rookie Quentin Johnston. Both are WR3 options against the Bills on Saturday.