LA Chargers: The five fastest players on the Chargers roster

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(Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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Fastest players on the LA Chargers roster: 2. Tyron Johnson, 4.34 40-yard dash

Tyron Johson is quick and his speed has led to him bouncing around NFL practice squads, right now landing on the LA Chargers. Johnson’s 4.34 40-yard dash was the fifth fastest in the 2019 NFL Draft and was one-tenth of a second slower than D.K. Metcalf.

Johnson was pretty solid in his last year of college at Oklahoma State as well. The six-foot-one receiver hauled in 53 receptions for 845 yards and seven touchdowns.

Johnson was signed as an undrafted free agent with the Houston Texans and has bounced around teams since. In 2019 alone, Johnson spent time on the Texans, Bills, Texans (again), Panthers and then the Chargers’ practice squad.

With more depth in the receiving corps and the other speedsters already mentioned, Johnson is going to have to earn his keep from heading to yet another new team.

Fastest players on the LA Chargers roster: 1. Michael Davis, 4.34 40-yard dash

There is a reason why the LA Chargers did not draft another cornerback in the 2020 NFL Draft to play on the outside and that reason is likely Michael Davis. While it is easy to look at Davis’ penalties and mistakes last season and be concerned, there are actually a lot of promising signs about his play.

Most notably, Davis has done a good job at times in limiting fellow speedster, Tyreek Hill. He is not perfect by any means, but his speed is really valuable to this Chargers defense and in a Cover 3 scheme with the supporting cast around him, Davis could absolutely blossom into an above-average corner.

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Not many corners are six-foot-two, 200 pounds and can run a 4.34 40-yard dash. 2020 could prove to be a huge breakout year for the young, undrafted corner.