Chargers Free Agency

LA Chargers: 3 free agent cornerbacks the team can still sign

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 22: Brian Poole #34 and Darryl Roberts #27 of the New York Jets celebrate after a turnover on downs as their teams defeats the Pittsburgh Steelers 16-10 at MetLife Stadium on December 22, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 22: Brian Poole #34 and Darryl Roberts #27 of the New York Jets celebrate after a turnover on downs as their teams defeats the Pittsburgh Steelers 16-10 at MetLife Stadium on December 22, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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3. Mackensie Alexander

There are not many solid outside cornerback options on the market anymore and that may not even be what the team is looking for. There is a good chance that the Chargers are expecting to find the team’s second outside corner in the 2021 NFL Draft, so they may look to just get depth in the slot with Chris Harris’ age being a factor.

If so, another option for the team to explore is Mackensie Alexander. Alexander is a slot corner through and through but like Poole, he would be a solid addition to the Chargers’ defense that would boost the secondary.

Alexander has not been elite by any sense of the word but he has the athleticism and natural ability to really thrive in the right defense. As we have seen before, Brandon Staley gets the most out of players in the secondary and I would not be shocked to see Alexander have a career year with the Bolts.

Last season Alexander posted a 67.2 coverage grade with an 87.0 passer rating allowed. That is not among the very best in the slot but Alexander is at least consistent. His passer rating allowed the last four seasons are as followed: 87.0, 90.2, 85.6, 77.0.

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Are there any cornerbacks that you want to see the LA Chargers target in free agency? Let us know down in the comments section.

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