Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: A realistic doomsday scenario for the first three rounds

CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 10: Dyami Brown #2 of North Carolina celebrates after a touchdown during a game between Virginia Tech and North Carolina at Kenan Memorial Stadium on October 10, 2020 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Andy Mead/ISI Photos/Getty Images)
CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 10: Dyami Brown #2 of North Carolina celebrates after a touchdown during a game between Virginia Tech and North Carolina at Kenan Memorial Stadium on October 10, 2020 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Andy Mead/ISI Photos/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

1. The LA Chargers draft Caleb Farley at 13

Could Caleb Farley be a great player in the NFL? Yes. He showcased the skills to be a fantastic corner and at one point was one of the best cornerback prospects in the entire draft. However, Farley has slipped down the board because of injury concerns.

Farley underwent a microdiscectomy in his back and had to miss his pro day for Virginia Tech. That alone could be something that teams could easily overlook, but there are more reasons to be concerned.

Farley tore his ACL back in 2017 and dealt with back spasms that held him out of games two years later. That is worrisome and that is the main reason why he will fall in the draft. But there is always one team that is willing to take the risk.

The Chargers have drafted guys with injury history before. Derwin James’ injury history is the reason he fell so low to the Chargers and Jason Verrett had some red flags as well. Both players are absolutely considered injury-prone, with Verrett only ever playing one full season in LA and James missing a combined 27 games the last two seasons.

The last thing the Bolts need right now is another player with an increased chance of getting injured and thus hurting the depth even more. Injuries can be random and they are hard to predict, but history also repeats itself and the Chargers have already been burned by something very similar.

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