LA Chargers: 1 Free-agent target from each of Brandon Staley’s old teams
LA Chargers free-agent target from the Los Angeles Rams: Troy Hill
There is a good chance that Troy Hill has a decent-sized market in free agency and the LA Chargers are likely going to have to free up some cap space to sign the slot corner. If it were up to me, I would cut Chris Harris 100 times out of 100 to get a younger (and better) slot corner.
Hill is much more than just a slot corner and would essentially replace Harris directly if the Chargers were to do that. That is part of the reason why his market might be hot, though. Versatility is important and Hill is versatile.
Per Pro Football Focus, Hill played 546 snaps in the slot, 312 snaps out wide and 112 snaps in the box. He is primarily a slot corner with the ability to line up anywhere on the field and do well.
Hill is also coming off of a career year in which he hauled in three interceptions, two of which were pick-sixes, and was a very important part of the Los Angeles Rams’ league-leading defense.
The LA Chargers need help in the secondary and the team must draft an outside corner that can help right away as well as potentially be developed into an every-down corner. Even if the team keeps Casey Hayward and re-signs Michael Davis, they need to start building the depth at the position to avoid disaster.
Adding an outside corner in the draft and signing a slot corner like Hill, who can also play elsewhere in different packages, is a great way to instantly boost the cornerback room while also not ignoring the future.
It is unlikely because of the situation of the salary cap but if the LA Chargers someone were able to get Floyd, Harris and Hill then the defense would take a huge step forward in 2021.