No. 1: Michael Davis, Cornerback
Currently slated as the backup outside corner, Davis’ stock is falling since he signed a multi-year extension with the Bolts back in March of 2021. Since going undrafted out of BYU in 2017, Davis has been a solid piece in the Chargers' secondary.
Prior to his contract extension, the 6-foot-2 corner had four seasons where he played in a total of 59 games with 35 starts. While he never made any Pro Bowls during this time, Davis was able to accrue five interceptions and establish himself as a steady presence on the outside.
However, during the 2021 season, Davis struggled at times as the true No. 1 corner on the Bolts with some saying that he regressed as a player. There also seems to be more news coming out that the Chargers brass has lost some faith in Davis as a fulcrum in their secondary.
With the team going out and signing the All-Pro Jackson, the cornerback needs a big training camp to regain his footing. Though it remains to be seen if he will indeed be the backup corner to Jackson and second-year cornerback Asante Samuel Jr., the BYU product still has a lot of value to bring to the Bolts.
As someone who has seen the Chargers' defense ravaged by injuries in the past, having three starting-caliber cornerbacks is never a bad thing.