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LA Chargers: 4 questions surrounding the defense in 2021

Jun 7, 2021; Costa Mesa, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers coach Brandon Staley during organized team activities at the Hoag Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 7, 2021; Costa Mesa, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers coach Brandon Staley during organized team activities at the Hoag Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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4. Can Michael Davis step up to be the LA Chargers’ true CB1?

One of the most important moves for the LA Chargers was to re-sign Michael Davis and the team did just that, netting Davis to a three-year deal. Davis has been paid and now it is time for him to step up on the defense as he is slotted to be the team’s CB1.

While he will be the CB1 no matter what, the question is if he can be a true CB1 and take his game up yet another level to do so. Thus far in his career, Davis has gotten better and better year in and year out, so a step up to being a true CB1, especially with more man coverage, could be in the cards.

Davis has all the makings of being a true CB1 and has traits that most cornerbacks dream of having. He has ideal cornerback size at six-foot-two but is also blazing fast, running a 4.34 40-yard dash.

There is a reason why the Chargers would stick him on Tyreek Hill even when Davis was still learning on the job. He did have a penalty problem two years ago but that has been improved and his coverage skills have as well.

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Personally, I have Michael Davis as the breakout player of the entire roster for the LA Chargers. I petitioned for him last season when the Chargers did not draft a corner and many fans were doubting Davis’ abilities and I will double down now and say that Davis will not only be a true CB1 but will be Pro Bowl-worthy.

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