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Uchenna Nwosu – DE

With Melvin Ingram likely to miss the game against the Carolina Panthers with injury, we might be seeing plenty of talented edge rusher Uchenna Nwosu during the contest.

The former second-round pick has been something of a work in progress at the next level. Opportunities have oviously been limited behind Ingram and Joey Bosa, but this represents a significant opportunity to make an impression from a starting role.

This is something that Nwosu has been waiting for since he entered the league in 2018. He has all the physical attributes one looks for in a premier pass-rusher at the next level. But putting it all together has been something of a problem so far.

Nwosu started the season on the right foot with a sack against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1, but this was not followed up by any game time of note during their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. This chance to shine if Ingram is forced to spend the game on the sidelines might look even more promising if Russell Okung fails to recover from a knock on his own in time.

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The defensive end cannot let this chance pass him by. Nwosu has been on the field for 29.1 percent of the Chargers’ defensive snaps this season, which is sure to rise a substantial amount without Ingram.