LA Chargers: Day three cornerbacks to watch in the 2020 NFL Draft
By Devon Auriemma
Cornerback is a potential position of need for the LA Chargers in day three of the 2020 NFL Draft.
With players like Henry Ruggs, Jerry Jeudy, K.J. Hamler and more getting selected by teams within the AFC West, cornerback might be a bigger need than originally expected. Here we will take a look at some of the best available options for the LA Chargers late in the draft.
Bryce Hall, Virginia
Bryce Hall is exactly what the Chargers are looking for in a corner to pair with Casey Hayward. Hall has great size, standing at 6’1 and weighing 200 lbs. He is very good in coverage as he showed in 2018, where he led the nation in pass breakups with 21.
Unfortunately, we were not able to see much of Bryce Hall this year as he had ankle surgery that limited him to only appear in six games. During his career at Virginia, Hall finished with four sacks and five interceptions.
Hall is a very smart player. He brings great awareness and football IQ to the cornerback position. He has great body control and length which is seen constantly in his film. He excels in zone coverage due to his awareness and footwork but tends to struggle at times in man coverage. Hall is a great tackler and is solid in run support. He has great read and react skills, which are shown throughout his film.
While there is a lot to like about his film, the main reason why he has fallen this far is most likely related to his ankle surgery and the team’s inability to get proper medical records.
It is a risk to take someone fresh off of surgery, but with the AFC West loading up with offensive talent, the Chargers need someone who can help stop that. Bryce Hall should be the Chargers top option if available because if he can return to his 2018 form, he could be a steal.