LA Chargers’ important position battles of training camp: 2. Second outside corner
Michael Davis vs. Brandon Facyson
The LA Chargers are going to have one of the best secondaries in the NFL next season. Casey Hayward is already one of the best and most overlooked corners in the game and the team added Chris Harris as well as a healthy Derwin James.
That trio right there is about as good as it gets, even if Harris is not the same Harris that he was three years ago. The team also has the potential for a bounceback year from Desmond King, who as an All-Pro in 2018.
The one question mark in the Chargers’ secondary is who is going to be the second outside corner. Realistically, I think Harris is going to play more outside corner than we are led to beleive and they will still utilize King in the slot. However, there will still be a fair number of snaps that will go to either Michael Davis or Brandon Facyson.
Davis is certainly the front-runner for the job. He is one of the fastest players on the Chargers roster and has held his own against speedsters like Tyreek Hill, which is needed with the speedsters that are in the AFC West.
However, he does have a bad tendency to commit penalties and makes poor plays on the ball, which could hurt his chances.
Facyson is the less-talented option but it would not surprise me if the Chargers gave more snaps to him if Davis cannot clean up his sloppiness. With a great secondary around him, Facyson could be made up for and it would be better for the team than Davis’ penalty trouble.