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Why the LA Chargers will double-dip at cornerback in 2021 NFL Draft

Nov 10, 2018; Gainesville, FL, USA;South Carolina Gamecocks defensive back Jaycee Horn (7) talks with defensive back Jaylan Foster (47) prior to a game against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 10, 2018; Gainesville, FL, USA;South Carolina Gamecocks defensive back Jaycee Horn (7) talks with defensive back Jaylan Foster (47) prior to a game against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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(Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

2. The LA Chargers constantly double-dip on positions

Before even jumping into recent history, it is worth noting that the LA Chargers currently have nine draft picks in the 2021 NFL Draft. Yes, they have several holes, but they certainly have the draft capital to double-dip at cornerback.

One of those extra picks is in the top 100 and the other is the first pick of the sixth round. Those selections have value and there is way more value in drafting a late-round slot corner than there is drafting yet another wide receiver.

That is because the team double-dipped at wide receiver last year. Joe Reed and K.J. Hill were taken in the fifth and seventh round, respectively, and have yet to fully prove what they are worth at the NFL level. No point in adding another late-round receive into the mix.

Reed and Hill are just the most recent example of the LA Chargers double-dipping at a position in the draft.

In 2019 the team drafted two linebackers in Drue Tranquill and Emeke Egbule. In 2018 the team drafted two safeties in Derwin James and Kyzir White (White obviously transitioned to linebacker). In 2017 the team drafted two guards, 2016 they drafted two linebackers, in 2015 they drafted two linebackers… you get the point.

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And if there is any position to double-dip on, for the reason outlined in the page before, it is the cornerback position

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