3 reasons why the Chargers will have a top defense in 2022

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3. The Chargers' secondary is even better than we thought

The Chargers had top-tier talent in the secondary last season but they significantly lacked depth. With Michael Davis underperforming and the team getting banged up with injuries, the Bolts had to roll out a not-so-talented group of guys that were getting slashed.

This year is different with all of the additions that were made. The Chargers' secondary was expected to be better with the addition of J.C. Jackson alone but two weeks into camp it is clear that the secondary is even better than we could have hoped for.

Jackson is obviously doing his thing but there is also Asante Samuel Jr, who has looked really polished in camp thus far and appears ready to take that leap in year two as a true CB2. He is not the only standout corner, as veteran signing Bryce Callahan has looked really good and should add a nice dynamic in the slot.

Even the younger guys have shown up to play during training camp. Deane Leonard impressed early with his coverage ability, Mark Webb showcased his ability as a versatile defensive back and Nasir Adderley has taken the chance of proving how good he can be while Derwin James is in his hold-in.

Heck, even undrafted free agent Raheem Layne has looked really promising thus far in camp and is probably going to earn a roster spot because of it. Rookies JT Woods and Ja'Sir Taylor have even looked good as well.

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Obviously, not all of these guys are going to have great seasons and there is always going to be 1-2 guys that get overhyped during camp. But if anything, training camp has proven just how versatile and deep the secondary is, which was not the case last season.