LA Chargers’ potential 2021 first-round needs: 2. Cornerback
Right now, the cornerback room looks to be a good one for the LA Chargers. Led by Casey Hayward, who is one of the most underrated cornerbacks in the league, the Chargers have solid cornerbacks (as well as really good safeties) that make the Bolts one of the hardest teams in the league to pass against.
Chris Harris should be a welcomed addition as he plays the slot corner position and shows off his versatility and there is potential at the second outside corner spot, particularly in Michael Davis. Desmond King is an x-factor as well. If he plays like 2019 Desmond King then other teams are in trouble.
Just because it looks good on paper, though, does not mean there is long-term guaranteed success there. Both Hayward and Harris are on the wrong side of 30 and the team can get out of Harris’ contract after this season.
There is potential with Michael Davis but that does not mean that the CB2 position is going to be great for the Chargers in 2020. And while 2018 Desmond King was great, 2019 Desmond King was really bad and he is a free agent after the season.
Even if everything goes right for the Bolts in 2020 they are still going to need to draft a corner in the first three rounds to add legitimate depth and prepare for life without Casey Hayward. If things go haywire, cornerback becomes a much-needed position for the team.