The cornerback position is one of the biggest needs for the LA Chargers this offseason. The secondary was rough at times last season and the Bolts parted ways with veteran Casey Hayward in order to open up cap space.
The Bolts were able to re-sign breakout corner Michael Davis, who was one of the most important free agents on the team. The cornerback room would have been even more disastrous without Davis, who is still young and is going to get better, not worse.
There is still a sizeable hole in the depth chart. Chris Harris is the team’s second-best corner but he is only going to get one year older (and thus one year worst) and is better suited to primarily play in the slot.
That is why the LA Chargers are going to draft a cornerback early in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The best-case scenario, at least in my opinion, is that the Chargers draft a left tackle with the 13th overall pick and then address the cornerback position with the 47th overall pick. However, knowing Tom Telesco’s draft history, I would not be completely shocked if he falls in love with Jaycee Horn in the first round and takes a tackle in round two.
Or there is the possibility of him trading up to get Oregon’s Penei Sewell, but I digress.
Regardless, it would be an absolute shocker if the Chargers did not draft a corner to bolster the position in one of the first two rounds. Here are four potential cornerback options in the second round for the LA Chargers.