Chargers' dream mid-round cornerback: Coby Bryant
Coby Bryant is probably someone who the LA Chargers could draft in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft if we take his pre-draft rankings seriously. He projects to be a fourth-round pick and would be a steal in the fourth round for the Bolts. He may not have the ceiling of a CB1, but he instantly would be able to come in and play on the perimeter for the Bolts.
Bryant could be picked with or without a first-round cornerback. Brandon Staley is all about beefing up the secondary and having depth and Bryant would add just that even if the team took someone like Trent McDuffie at pick 17.
Los Angeles would have to land an impact starter in round three (or trade for another fourth-round pick, which was one of our bold predictions) to take another corner this early after a first-round corner, but it definitely is possible.
Bryant is not the quickest or the most athletic cornerback and that is the main reason why he does not have the ceiling to be a CB1, especially against the faster receivers in the league. However, his football IQ and cover abilities are really good for a mid-round corner and that would allow him to be a rotational corner in Staley's system.
If the Chargers get McDuffie, who can also play in the slot, along with Bryant then the cornerback room would be in really good shape. We would be looking at a group consisting of J.C. Jackson, McDuffie, Asante Samuel Jr, Michael Davis and Bryant. That is exactly the kind of depth Staley is looking for.