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LA Chargers: The most interesting things to watch for on ‘Hard Knocks’

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 02: Justin Herbert #10 of the Oregon Ducks passes during the first half against the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 02: Justin Herbert #10 of the Oregon Ducks passes during the first half against the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

LA Chargers things to watch for on ‘Hard Knocks’: The new-look secondary

If the LA Chargers’ secondary performs to the level that the team is hoping and expecting it to play to in 2020 then it is going to be the best secondary in the league, without a doubt.

Casey Hayward is one of the best and most overlooked cornerbacks in the league, Derwin James is arguably the best young safety in the league and the team made a huge addition in Chris Harris, who is going to help both out wide and in the slot as well.

There are some variables as well. Desmond King is going to be watched with a stern eye by the coaching staff as they figure out how to use the former All-Pro corner after a disappointing year in 2019. With Harris on the roster, it opens the door for King to be creative.

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There is also a potential safety battle between last year’s standout, Rayshawn Jenkins, and 2019 second-round pick, Nasir Adderley. Michael Davis and Brandon Facyson are going to be battling for reps at outside corner as well.

There is just so much talent and so many different ways that the Chargers could get creative with the secondary. Plus, it is going to be very fun to watch the receiving corps go up against this secondary in practice, especially considering that Keenan Allen said that Chris Harris could not even hold his jockstrap when he was still a member of the Denver Broncos.

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