Chargers: Breakout Season for Vincent Brown?
During the offseason the San Diego Chargers lost their star wide-out Vincent Jackson. In the Chargers high powered passing offense that leaves an open role for another receiver to take over for Jackson. Because of the loss of Jackson, the Chargers signed Robert Meachem from the New Orleans Saints and Eddie Royal from the Denver Broncos during free agency.
But let’s not forget about the Charger’s second year receiver, Vincent Brown. The 5’11 184 lbs receiver from San Diego State did not have much playing time last season but was productive when he was on the field for the bolts. In his rookie season, Vincent Brown had 19 receptions for 329 yards for 2 touchdowns and an average of 17.3 yards a catch. Known for his smooth and spectacular route running, Vincent Brown was drafted by the Chargers. Vincent Brown only ran a 4.68 40 yard dash time, leaving some critics to wonder if he would be a deep threat in the NFL.
In the little playing time he had, Brown had two games were he averaged over 19 yards a catch and finished the season averaging17.3 yards per reception proving that he could be an effective deep threat receiver. Given the chance to play more throughout games Vincent Brwon has shown that he can be a proble for any defense. In the game agaisnt the Oakland Raiders he showed just that by accumulating 5 receptions for 97 yards with 1 touchdown. With the additions of Robert Meachem and Eddie Royal, both very explosive receivers, there is no doubt that Vincent Brown will have to compete for the job in order to receive the playing time he deserves. Vincent Brown has tons of potential and with training camp and pre-season still ahead there is still time for Brown to prove that he can be a dangerous, consistent and effective receiver for the Chargers.
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