Chargers Free Agency

Chargers: Ranking team’s top three positions to target in free agency

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - DECEMBER 29: Wide receiver Andre Patton #16, wide receiver Jason Moore #89 and wide receiver Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers walk out of the tunnel onto the field during warm-ups prior to the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - DECEMBER 29: Wide receiver Andre Patton #16, wide receiver Jason Moore #89 and wide receiver Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers walk out of the tunnel onto the field during warm-ups prior to the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /
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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – NOVEMBER 18: Cornerback Michael Davis #43 of the Los Angeles Chargers breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the game at Estadio Azteca on November 18, 2019, in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – NOVEMBER 18: Cornerback Michael Davis #43 of the Los Angeles Chargers breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the game at Estadio Azteca on November 18, 2019, in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images) /

Cornerback

The cornerback spot is on the list at this spot because this remains the one area of the team where the Chargers can go from an average defense to a superior one, and that is because of some of the pieces already in place in Casey Hayward and Derwin James.

With the hope that Nasir Adderley can become the star the team hoped he was when it drafted him in the second round last year, conventional thinking is that if the team can add another top-notch cornerback, the secondary could become almost impenetrable.

Michael Davis is set to become a free agent but the team should aim to have a better player than he or Brandon Facyson playing opposite Hayward in 2020.

Potential free-agent fixes: Chris Harris, Trae Waynes, Bashaud Breeland.

Fortunately for teams looking for a cornerback, the market is solid. Harris and Waynes are two players Telesco would have to open the pocketbook for in a big way, something he is normally against, but a guy like Harris would make the Chargers a scary team to face.

If Telesco wanted a cheaper option, Breeland could be that guy. He is about to play in a Super Bowl and could bring that experience over from a division rival.

Other big names on the open market include James Bradberry, Jimmy Smith, Logan Ryan, Bradley Roby, Byron Jones and Aqib Talib.

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