3 players already tumbling down the depth chart at Chargers training camp

Training camp has not been so great for these Chargers.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Ja'Sir Taylor

Ja'Sir Taylor has had the most rollercoaster ride in Chargers training camp thus far when it pertains to his spot on the depth chart. And to be fair, it necessarily has nothing to do with Taylor himself. It has always had more to do with the players around him and their roles on the team.

Taylor was widely accepted to be the CB4 on this team heading into training camp. However, right before camp and during the beginning of camp it became clear that the team was considering starting him at slot corner and moving Asante Samuel Jr. to CB4 with J.C. Jackson healthy.

Ever since that was speculated Samuel has been playing like a man possessed. He has arguably been the best defensive player on the entire team during training camp, reminding his team that he is way too talented to not get starting reps.

In reality, the Chargers' secondary is going to be fluid with moving parts depending on a certain matchup as well as whoever is able to suit up on any given week. This is a great problem to have, but with all things equal, Samuel has probably reclaimed his spot on the depth chart from Taylor.

Taylor himself has been solid in camp as well. He has made several highlight plays but has also had several highlight plays made against him in coverage. That up-and-down nature favors Samuel but at the end of the day, it may come down to Samuel's ability against the run.