4. Michael Davis
Re-signing Michael Davis was huge for the LA Chargers this offseason with the team releasing Casey Hayward and not having much cornerback depth. The Chargers absolutely needed to re-sign Davis and he will be a member of the Chargers for another three years.
Davis is now the best cornerback on the Chargers and will likely be the team’s CB1 over the next three years unless Asante Samuel Jr. develops very quickly. While he has a lot of potential, expecting him to be a lockdown corner against the best receivers in the league is asking a lot.
And this is coming from someone who has been a big fan of Davis when there were not many big fans of Davis. Charger fans were not very high on Davis last offseason while I saw the potential for him to step up his game in 2021, and he did.
Can he take another step up in 2022? Absolutely. Davis has unreachable size and speed and the hope is that Brandon Staley can work with that athleticism and really maximize Davis. However, we have to see it before we expect it with Davis.
Is he a solid corner? Yes. Is he a legitimate CB1 that is going to lock down receivers like a CB1 would? Probably not.
Don’t mistake Davis being the best corner on the depth chart for him being a legitimate top corner. He has to earn that distinction.