LA Chargers: Ranking the odds of 2021 free agents re-signing

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(Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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Michael Davis

Perhaps having Michael Davis this high is controversial, but it’s due more to need than overall talent. If Davis shows some improvement this year, he could potentially play himself into a more long term role, but it’s more about the short term for now.

Davis continues to be fairly cheap while being at the very least a passable second cornerback. It wouldn’t surprise me if the LA Chargers went for a cornerback in the mid-rounds next year, just as I still believe they should’ve in this year’s draft. Keeping Davis on the roster next year while a young cornerback develops doesn’t seem like a far-fetched idea.

When it comes to tackling, Davis tends to struggle a lot. He also struggles in coverage against receivers that aren’t slouches when it comes to route running. It’s totally understandable as to why Chargers fans aren’t thrilled when it comes to the idea of playing him next to Casey Hayward over the next few years.

At the same time, there are some things Davis does well. He has a lot of speed, which helps him keep stride for stride with quick, explosive receivers like Tyreek Hill. When it comes to the burner receivers, Davis is able to do more than someone like Hayward or Harris could do against them. Zone coverage is also one of Davis’ biggest strengths.

For many reasons, I’m not sure if Davis will ever be the long term answer, but he’s got a puncher’s chance at staying on the team through the next couple of years. Signing him to a one or two year deal while waiting for him to develop or waiting for a draft pick to develop isn’t that bad of an idea though.

Chance of re-signing: 45%