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LA Chargers: Four biggest mistakes made this offseason

CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Adrian Phillips #31 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts after a tackle of Marlon Mack #25 of the Indianapolis Colts during the second half of a game at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Adrian Phillips #31 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts after a tackle of Marlon Mack #25 of the Indianapolis Colts during the second half of a game at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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The LA Chargers’ first mistake: Not adding more cornerback help

The LA Chargers did make the cornerback room better heading into the 2020 season by bringing in long-time great corner, Chris Harris. That was a smart move by the Chargers and that cannot be refuted.

However, the team probably should have added more help to the cornerback group, even if it was just via depth, as there are some concerns about the cornerbacks heading into 2020.

Harris is likely going to primarily play slot corner and that is where he belongs at this stage in his career. Harris is coming off the worst season of his career and allowing him to mostly play where he is most comfortable is going to help his production.

While he will help on the outside, he should not be tasked to be a primary help outside and that is going to turn over to Michael Davis and Brandon Facyson. Personally, I am higher on Davis than most Charger fans seem to be, but that still is not a great outlook when that is the team’s two saving graces.

Many expected the LA Chargers to draft a corner in the 2020 NFL Draft and maybe they would have if they did not trade up and trade away their third-round pick. Maybe they should have drafted a depth corner in the sixth round instead of safety Alohi Gilman.

Regardless, it was a mistake to not add more depth and simply be complacent with just Harris.

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