Chargers Free Agency

5 free agents with connections to Brandon Staley the Chargers could pursue

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2. Darious Williams

Darious Williams is another young player that has connections with Brandon Staley from the Los Angeles Rams. Williams has been a starter in the Rams defense for three years and is entering his age 29 season in the league in 2022. While he is a bit old for only having four years of pro experience, the mileage on his body is low and the Chargers would not have to worry about aging if they signed him to a 2-3 year deal.

Brandon Staley's defense is all about adding players to the secondary and taking away the offense's deep ball. In order to really succeed in this defense, the Chargers need a lot of players on the secondary who are versatile and can fill into a multitude of roles. Williams has first-hand experience in this defense and played quite well in 2020 as a result.

The one hold-up in potentially bringing in Williams is the fact that he has been sheltered by having Jalen Ramsey play alongside him in LA. The Chargers have several players who qualify as good CB2s but they are lacking that true CB1. Williams might not be that guy.

However, there is a reality in which the Chargers sign Williams for depth and still draft a corner in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. If Ahmad Gardner falls to the Bolts at 17 the Chargers would get their CB1 and would bolster the depth of the secondary immensely by also bringing in Williams.

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