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LA Chargers: 5 predictions for day 3 you can take to the bank

MOBILE, AL - JANUARY 30: Offensive Lineman Drake Jackson #76 from Kentucky of the American Team during the 2021 Resse's Senior Bowl at Hancock Whitney Stadium on the campus of the University of South Alabama on January 30, 2021 in Mobile, Alabama. The National Team defeated the American Team 27-24. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
MOBILE, AL - JANUARY 30: Offensive Lineman Drake Jackson #76 from Kentucky of the American Team during the 2021 Resse's Senior Bowl at Hancock Whitney Stadium on the campus of the University of South Alabama on January 30, 2021 in Mobile, Alabama. The National Team defeated the American Team 27-24. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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4. The LA Chargers draft another cornerback

The LA Chargers have five selections and there is a position of need that I personally think the team is going to leave out: defensive tackle. With there still being serviceable free-agent options on the market, the Chargers may just get an edge rusher and call it a day on the defensive line.

The hope is that Jerry Tillery can unlock his potential nuder Brandon Staley, that LInval Joseph continues to play as he did last season and that Justin Jones continues being a solid depth option. If that is the case, and the Chargers like any veteran free agents solely for depth, then it is not hard to see the team not taking the position.

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Instead, I would not be shocked if the LA Chargers double-dipped at the cornerback position. Yes, the Chargers have already drafted a cornerback and according to my predictions, a safety in the fourth round. This secondary needs depth however and adding another cornerback helps accomplish that.

If the Chargers do take another corner it should be a slot corner. Shakur Brown is probably the best option remaining for that but he might not be available for the Chargers in the fifth round, which is the earliest they will take another corner.

The sixth round is more likely still.

Rachad Wildgoose would be fantastic if he falls to the fifth round while more realistic options are Kary Vincent Jr. and Bryce Thompson, both of which are raw but have potential.

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