LA Chargers 53-man roster predictions, cornerbacks:
- Michael Davis
- Asante Samuel Jr.
- Chris Harris
- Brandon Facyson
- Tevaughn Campbell
The cornerbacks are another position group that have a much higher ceiling last season than they did this past season. However, that is assuming that everything goes right for the team in 2021 and as we should know by now: it never goes completely right.
However, the team has to feel a lot more comfortable with the cornerback position this year than last year, especially after hiring a head coach that is going to make the most of the guys that are on the roster.
The Chargers really lucked out when Asante Samuel Jr. fell to them in the second round as that gives the team its second outside corner. I still do not love Chris Harris because of his age, but he is much better at this point in his career as the slot corner rather than a primary outside corner.
Samuel is not going to be perfect in his first season but he has all the traits to be successful. The only reason he fell as low as he did was his size. If he was two inches taller he would have been a first-round pick. In some years, he might have even gone in the first half of the first round.
Michael Davis took a huge step up last season and as a young cornerback the hope is that he continues to blossom, especially in a new defense. Davis has size and blistering speed that you simply cannot teach and Staley is going to have a field day with his athleticism.
Brandon Facyson is not great but I can live with him being the CB4, which is the same outlook at Tevaughn Campbell. Sure, the team may not have fantastic fourth and fifth options, but how many teams truly do?
Not many, if at all.