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3 Chargers whose stock rose following the 2022 NFL Draft

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3. Michael Davis

Prior to the 2022 NFL Draft, there was speculation that the LA Chargers no longer viewed Michael Davis as highly as they once did. This could absolutely still be true and the team did address the cornerback position after the draft by signing Bryce Callahan.

However, Callahan should be a veteran option that plays mostly in the slot. While that does open things up for Asante Samuel Jr. to play on the outside, things are still breaking for Davis to get plenty of playing time in the secondary this upcoming season.

Heading into the draft, it seemed likely that the Chargers would end up taking a cornerback in the first round. They certainly had the chance to with Trent McDuffie on the board but instead chose to protect Justin Herbert, showing at least some faith in Davis's ability in whatever role he has next season.

This is a huge make-or-break season for Davis on the Chargers. This is his second season in Brandon Staley's system and there really are not any excuses for him. The Chargers need him to be good and more importantly, need him to be consistent. Davis has the size and athleticism that Staley values in defensive backs and he just needs to put it together.

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Having J.C. Jackson to take on true CB1 duties should help Davis and while his stock reached an all-time low prior to the 2022 NFL Draft, it is starting to climb again.

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