The Chargers have signed two cornerbacks in the last two days in Richard Marshall and Brandon Ghee. Neither one of them is the answer at the cornerback position opposite of Shareece Wright. We already know how the story goes when Marshall was forced into the starting lineup. In short, we’re all hoping that scenario doesn’t play itself out again.
After re-signing Marshall and signing Ghee, it is not likely that the team will add another corner via free agency. I suppose it is not out of the realm of possibility, but, again, I just don’t see it happening.
Knowing that they do not currently have the answer on the roster, San Diego is expected to address CB once again come May at the NFL draft. There are some solid players coming out that might provide the Chargers with the necessary playmaking the position so critically needs.
I have my small list of corners that I would be happy if the Bolts pulled the trigger on in the first round. But this post is not about my opinion. It’s about your opinion.
Below is a poll that has what some might consider the consensus group of cornerbacks that will possibly go in the first round. So I’ll leave it to you. Place your vote on the poll and let me know why you chose the corner you did by leaving a comment below.
Thanks a lot for reading and voting. I hope everyone will leave a comment and let us know their opinions!
Editor’s note: My last name is Peters, as you can see. I have earned the right to use that Sharon joke considering I heard it regarding my last name for over a quarter of a century. 🙂
Going into the 2014 offseason it’s clear that the Chargers have some work to do at the cornerback position. Whether they address that need during free agency or the draft is the question. It wouldn’t be out of the question for them to add cornerbacks via both of those avenues.
For the sake of this poll, we’ll focus on the free agency piece. This is a good year to be in the market for a cornerback. There are some solid names that will be available to the highest bidders. Players like Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie from the Denver Broncos and Tennessee’s Alterraun Verner are intriguing names while the class may be highlighted by the likes of former Dolphin Brent Grimes or ex-Patriot Aquib Talib. Former Packer Sam Shields is a player that I would love to see in lightning bolts. Free agent cornerback Vontae Davis was brought over to the Colts from the Dolphins in a move that occurred while Tom Telesco was still in Indianapolis; the familiarity is there and perhaps he would be another option.
As mentioned above, the need at the position is there for the Bolts. Although I am really high on 2013 5th round pick Steve Williams and I look forward to seeing him healthy in regular season action, it might be worth adding multiple corners to the roster. It is still too early to know which corners from last year will still be on the team. Thus, we aren’t quite sure how many vacancies there will be at the cornerback spot.
Below is a poll with some of the top names available in free agency at cornerback. Most of you know the drill. Place your vote and then leave your comment supporting why you voted who you voted for in this post. Thanks in advance for reading and voting!