Chargers Draft

LA Chargers draft: 5-year history of the 97th overall pick

BEREA, OHIO - AUGUST 16: Jacob Phillips #50 of the Cleveland Browns works out during training camp on August 16, 2020 at the Cleveland Browns training facility in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
BEREA, OHIO - AUGUST 16: Jacob Phillips #50 of the Cleveland Browns works out during training camp on August 16, 2020 at the Cleveland Browns training facility in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Miami Dolphins

Cornerback is definitely a possibility for the LA Chargers with the 97th overall pick. The Chargers have a need in the secondary and they could select the first corner since Cordrea Tankersley with the 97th pick.

The LA Chargers better hope that the corner they select, if they do select a corner, is better than Tankersley has been because if he isn’t then the Chargers aren’t solving their holes at the position.

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In the four seasons that Tankersley has been in the league, he has played a grand total of 19 games and has started 12 — 11 of the starts were his rookie season. There is a reason that he has only started one game since his rookie season as he was awful for the Dolphins in 2017.

Tankersley was targeted 42 times his rookie season and allowed 28 receptions. Opposing quarterbacks had a 119.8 passer rating when they targeted Tankersley in 2017.

Tankersley played two seasons in Miami, did not play in 2019 because of an ACL injury. In 2020 he was sent to the practice squad and subsequently waived by the team, which is when the Minnesota Vikings signed him.

Tankersley did not play much for the Vikings in 2020 and now finds himself as a free agent yet again. There is a slim chance that a team might see something in Tankersley, but there is also a good chance that Tankersley is not in the league in 2021.

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