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LA Chargers: 5 things we learned about the Bolts this offseason

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 29: Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates after a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during the second quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 29: Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates after a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during the second quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

4. The LA Chargers are comfortable at CB2

The LA Chargers brought in a big-name veteran free agent cornerback this offseason in Chris Harris, who is going to help the team at the other outside cornerback position alongside Casey Hayward.

However, in Gus Bradley’s Cover 3 scheme, we are going to see a lot of Harris at slot corner, which is where he has been best in his career and will be best utilized, especially at his age. With that in mind, many expected the Chargers to draft a corner in the 2020 NFL Draft to help Michael Davis and Brandon Facyson.

The team did not and some fans were not too happy about it. That seemingly is the one hole on a really solid defense, but the team appears to not be worried about it.

There are two reasons for this. First is that Harris is going to help and with Desmond King available to help at slot corner, we might see Harris on the outside more than we are expecting. Second, is that Michael Davis actually has some pretty solid advanced numbers.

We broke down Davis’ impressive advanced stats in an article a few months ago, proving that he can be a reliable outside corner option, especially in Cover 3 as he drops deep into coverage and utilizes his blazing speed to make plays.

Is he raw? Yes. He did commit quite a few too many penalties last season. However, in this secondary, Davis’ pros will be properly utilized and his cons will be neutralized. The Chargers are comfortable at CB2 and you should be too.

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