LA Chargers: Non-rookies with most to prove in Chargers training camp
By Jason Reed
4. Michael Davis
Michael Davis’ performance in training camp could also have an impact on Desmond King, so we thought we would tie these two players together in back-to-back slides.
Right now, all signs are pointing to Michael Davis and Brandon Facyson competing for the second outside corner spot with Harris playing more in the slot. Out of the two players, Davis absolutely has the higher ceiling and should be expected to be better in training camp.
We broke down some advanced metrics for Davis after the Chargers did not take a corner in the 2020 NFL Draft and it became clear that Davis had potential. However, the issue for Davis is his tendency to hold or commit pass interference on balls in the air.
Davis is solid with his speed in containing speedsters and not allowing wide-open looks. He has not been very good on-ball in his short NFL career.
If Davis thrives and makes Anthony Lynn confident in his ability as the CB2 then that is exactly what we are going to get with Harris in the slot. However, poor production from him and the already low floor of Facyson could prompt the team to move some pieces around.
If both Davis and Facyson do not perform then I think the fall-back option would be to play Harris at the CB2 position more than he is currently projected to and have King play slot corner more than he is projected to.
Obviously, the team would still rotate Davis and Facyson in to allow Harris to play in the slot but there is a domino effect waiting to happen if Davis (and Facyson) cannot step up to the challenge.