Chargers Draft

6 late-round cornerbacks the Chargers could target in the 2022 NFL Draft

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Josh Jobe, Alabama

At one point, Josh Jobe was held in the same regard as some of the other top prospects in this year's class. After dealing with lingering issues and a drop in play, he has fallen down some draft boards. But the same things that made him elite are still there. 

Jobe was a two-year starter on an elite Alabama defense. After starting just two games over his first two seasons, he started 23 out of 25 over his final two years. In the two games he didn't start, he missed entirely due to injury. 

The 2020 season saw Jobe at his collegiate peak. He started all 13 games and recorded 55 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, and 11 passes defended, marking career-highs in each category. He also finished with a defensive grade of 77.1 according to PFF, the highest grade he received out of all four seasons. 

His 2021 season was riddled with injury yet he still proved to be effective. He recorded 38 tackles, six passes defended, and two interceptions. 

Over his final two seasons, he was on the field for 1,632 defensive snaps. He allowed just five touchdowns, but he also recorded 18 penalties, an alarmingly high amount. 

He has also proven to be a force in run defense. At 5-11 and 189 pounds, he isn't the biggest body on the field, but he has length that allows for him to make plays. His physicality and willingness to tackle will help separate him from some of the other corners in this year's class. He could very well be the next elite-level cornerback to come out of Alabama, he may just need some time to reach that level.

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