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Chargers training camp: 3 players who may have bigger roles than expected

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2. Brandon Facyson

There has been a lot of talk about the cornerback position heading into LA Chargers training camp. As far as we are concerned, the Chargers did all the right things with the position this offseason, even if one of the moves was painful to make.

The team cut ties with Casey Hayward, who was not a scheme fit and is coming off of a terrible 2020 season. They prioritized re-signing Michael Davis, who has all the tools to be a legitimate CB1. To cap it all off, they took a corner in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft and got arguably the best-case scenario pick in Asante Samuel Jr.

Heck, even Chris Harris has been talked about as he is reuniting with Staley and is going to return to a defense that was similar to the one he played in Denver. All of this talk about the cornerback room and nobody was talking about Brandon Facyson.

Facyson was and still is viewed by many as a depth outside corner and that is fine. He has shown some holes in his coverage in the past and has not been the most reliable option in the secondary.

That being said, Brandon Facyson has gotten plenty of chances with the first-team defense thus far in camp and even intercepted Justin Herbert on Thursday.

Facyson is entering the theoretical prime of his career and who knows, maybe he beats out Asante Samuel Jr. or Chris Harris to get starting snaps with the defense.