Chargers Draft

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

Reese Nasser
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Jaylen Watson, Jahad Woods
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Jaylen Watson, Washington State

Jaylen Watson is one of the rawest prospects in the entire draft. After playing just 15 games at Washington State, and spending the first two years of his career at a junior college named Ventura College, he is also one of the draft's more intriguing prospects.

With just 15 starts under his belt, Watson was solid whenever he was on the field. He recorded 44 tackles, seven passes defended, and two interceptions in just 477 snaps in coverage. 

Many of the problems that people find in Watson’s game can be attributed to a lack of experience. With just 864 total snaps at the FBS level, he hasn't gotten the same amount of time to refine his skills as nearly every other player in this year's class. But from what he's shown, he could quickly become a talented player in the NFL. 

At 6-2 and 195 pounds, he has the sort of size that teams are looking for. He has the speed to keep up with plays all over the field and can play a physical brand of football without getting penalized. 

Watson just needs time to continue to develop. If he can sit behind a player such as J.C. Jackson and learn the game, even more, he can quickly become a starter in the NFL. 

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