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4 Chargers who have a good chance of being first-time Pro Bowlers in 2022

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Nasir Adderley
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2. Nasir Adderley

There are two young players in the secondary that could make their first Pro Bowl in 2022 and you can make a legitimate case for either. However, I do think that only one of the two will end up making it and when it comes down to it, I slightly favor Nasir Adderley over Asante Samuel Jr. to get that nod.

Samuel should be much better than he was as a rookie in the second season of Brandon Staley's system with more help around him. However, Adderley is entering his fourth season in the league in a contract year for the Bolts.

We have seen breakout contract seasons before (Rayshawn Jenkins two years ago, Kyzir White last season) and Adderley is in prime position to be that guy this season. It certainly won't be Jerry Tillery, who did not even show up to voluntary OTAs on Monday.

Adderley is not only getting more help at cornerback but is getting more help at safety as well. The Chargers added legitimate speed at safety in JT Woods, who is going to open up Derwin James to move more freely around the defense.

If Adderley continues the strides he made in 2021 with a better supporting cast around him then he truly can put together the ball-hawking numbers that are required for a safety to make the Pro Bowl.