Second-round cornerback target for the LA Chargers: Paulson Adebo
Paulson Adebo is the last cornerback that I would be comfortable with the LA Chargers taking in the second round. If both Samuel and Melinfonwu are taken and the team does not fall in love with Molden then Adebo could very well be the selection.
There are other potential names that will inevitably be available. Eric Stokes could be available to the Chargers at 47 but I personally don’t love him as a prospect (even though he ranks higher than everyone on this list on The Draft Network).
Trill Williams, Tyson Campell, Israel Mukuamu and Benjamin St-Juste all have outside corner size and skillsets but are not worthy of the 47th pick in the draft, in my opinion.
Adebo stands in at six-foot-one with 31.5-inch arms and parlayed his size and length with his ball skills to good success for Stanford. That alone should translate well to the NFL as he is going to be more than capable at the point of attack.
Adebo is a bit raw in his coverage abilities and he is going to struggle against more athletic and elusive receivers at the NFL level. His ball skills helped make up for some of those issues in college but against NFL quarterbacks he may not have the same success.
He is an exciting prospect if the Chargers can mold him and improve his coverage ability to better translate to the NFL game. If so, he can be a dangerous takeaway threat with his ability to read the ball in the air.
However, it is clear that he is not as polished of a prospect as the other cornerbacks on this list.