Chargers Draft

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

Reese Nasser
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Michigan defensive back Vincent Gray (4) looks on before a play against Western Michigan during the
Michigan defensive back Vincent Gray (4) looks on before a play against Western Michigan during the / Junfu Han via Imagn Content Services,

Vincent Gray, Michigan

Vincent Gray was a two-year starter while at Michigan. He played nearly 1.800 snaps over the last three years but took the biggest jump of his career in 2021. He posted career-highs across the board and finished with a PFF grade of 76.3.

While he spent his freshman season redshirted, he played a prominent role on the defense over the past three years. He recorded 91 tackles, five tackles for loss, and 16 passes defended. It is also worth mentioning that he recorded zero interceptions during his entire collegiate career.

While playing in a Big 10 conference that will have several receivers picked in the early rounds of the draft, Gray regularly held his own. In games against Penn State and Ohio State, he allowed just 115 yards and 10 receptions while being targeted 18 times. 

At 6-2, Gray is big for the cornerback position. He wins many of his matches by utilizing both his height and physicality. 

He isn't the fastest player, and can sometimes be a liability down the field. But with time and improvements to technique, he should be able to resolve any of these issues. If he can reach his potential, he could become a force on the outside of defenses. With his height and willingness to create contact, he could completely shut down areas of the field. 

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