2. Cameron Dantzler, CB
Trade alert: The Los Angeles Chargers trade the sixth pick in the second round to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for the 21st pick in the second round and the 21st pick in the third round.
After selecting a tackle with the sixth overall pick, the Los Angeles Chargers fulfilled their most pressing needs and with no great fits worth taking with the sixth pick in the second round, the Chargers agreed to move down 15 spots with the Eagles in exchange for Philly’s third-round pick.
After drafting a wide receiver in the first round the Eagles were able to fulfill a need at safety with the sixth overall pick while the Chargers move down and still get one of the best cornerback prospects in the draft in Cameron Dantzler.
The product of Mississippi State is the perfect second-round selection for a team like the Chargers. Dantzler is not someone who is going to be the best corner on a team right away but has a lot of potential and would be the perfect third cornerback behind Desmond King and Casey Hayward.
Dantzler’s biggest weakness is his open-field tackling but his 6’2″ height and lengthy frame make him a great cover corner with the athleticism to excel both in man and zone coverage. He is the perfect cornerback to use in dime packages early on in his career while he builds his strength in the NFL to eventually turn into a top cornerback option.
The Chargers don’t overreach for Dantzler by trading down for him while also picking up another third-round pick in the process. Win-win.