Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: Day three cornerbacks to watch in the 2020 NFL Draft

MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 11: Bryce Hall #34 of the Virginia Cavaliers lines up on defense against the Miami Hurricanes in the first half at Hard Rock Stadium on October 11, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 11: Bryce Hall #34 of the Virginia Cavaliers lines up on defense against the Miami Hurricanes in the first half at Hard Rock Stadium on October 11, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Javelin Guidry, Utah

Javelin Guidry is an extremely fast and athletic defensive back from Utah. The 5’9 defensive back projects as a slot cornerback at the next level. Guidry ran a 4.29 at the combine and had 21 bench reps, which is impressive for someone of his size.

A slot corner is not the biggest need for the Chargers by any means, but someone with his athleticism could be a great addition.

He has quick feet, elite speed and the ability to mirror receivers and keep up with them stride for stride. However, due to his size he could be a liability in run support and struggles in tackling. His size would also be an issue when covering bigger receivers.

While he is great in man coverage due to his speed, he tends to overthink in zone and can get confused by better route runners and reading the eyes of the quarterback too much instead of playing with instincts.

Javelin Guidry might not be exactly what the Chargers are looking for in a cornerback, especially with Desmond King and Chris Harris Jr. both being excellent slot corners, but with Guidry’s athleticism, he could provide great value late in the draft. He would also be an excellent special team’s player, serving as a gunner and possible return man.

Overall, Guidry will make an impact on whatever team drafts him. His elite speed and ability to mirror receivers and stick to their hip are things that any defensive coordinator would love to have. With the rest of the AFC West drafting offensive talent, it couldn’t hurt to add someone with a ton of speed and potential to the Chargers secondary.

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