(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) – LA Chargers
1. Desmond King
There is not a player on the LA Chargers roster that gets overvalued more than Desmond King and it is not even close. King has not been good the last two seasons yet is treated like this really important piece to the Chargers defense that absolutely cannot be moved on from.
If King is your third or fourth-best corner then you are in good shape. He is a versatile defender that has experience lining up in several different places on the field, which makes him valuable. However, when you are forced to call on him in a bigger role, as the Chargers have, it becomes clear that he is not that great.
He was one of the worst coverage corners in the entire league last season and has continued to show his flaws in the absence of Chris Harris. He is not a good punt returner any longer and that All-Pro nod from two years ago feels like a mirage.
The fact of the matter is that fans are holding onto that All-Pro nod from two years ago as reason to believe that the best version of King is still in there. In reality, I think it is far more likely that the 2018 season was the anomaly, not the last two seasons.
If King did not get that All-Pro nod with the EXACT same 2018 season then chances are he would be valued completely differently by the fanbase. He would not be viewed as this player with some massive potential, he would be called out for his flaws, as he should be.
Maybe he needs a change of scenery to realize the potential that Charger fans are holding onto. Either way, he is not the player for the LA Chargers that most fans seem to think that he is.