Nov 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (27) knocks the ball away from Cleveland Browns wide receiver Greg Little (18) during the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati won 41-20. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
The Chargers signed Brandon Ghee in March to a 2 year, $1.65 million contract. He was drafted in the 3rd round in 2010 by the Cincinnati Bengals. He has good size for a corner, at 6’0″ and 200 pounds. His first 4 seasons has been riddled with injuries, but the 26 year-old out of Wake Forest looks to turn over a new leaf with his new team.
Ghee has hit the field for OTA’s (that’s Organized Team Activity) this week. He is feeling good. “I’ve enjoyed my time here so far…It’s a great organization, and that’s why I came here. Everyone has treated me well and I’ve learned a lot. It’s a great fit for me,” he told Chargers.com’s Ricky Henne. He has impressed in the few days of workouts. He made a great play on a deep ball to Eddie Royal, matching him stride for stride.
Ghee isn’t one to get a lot of interceptions. He only had 1 at Wake Forest and so far none in the NFL. But do not be fooled. He had 154 total tackles in college, including 12.5 for loss. He was also 2nd in the ACC in fumbles forced in 2008. The Chargers need another corner like Ghee. One who can stick with speedy receivers and quietly be consistent.
The additions of Ghee and Jason Verrett via the draft have to give the Chargers optimism about the secondary. A part of the team which, besides Eric Weddle, was the worst aspect of the 2013 Chargers. The Bolts have done well to bolster their secondary. Ghee may turn out to be a steal if he stays healthy.