3 Chargers Already on the Chopping Block Before OTAs

These three Los Angeles Chargers may not make it to training camp.
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3. Ja'Sir Taylor, CB

With Jim Harbaugh and Joe Hortiz in charge now, any young player drafted by the previous regime is at risk. Especially ones who haven't established themselves as quality rotation players. Ja'Sir Taylor certainly falls into that category.

The lack of trust the new Bolts regime has in their cornerback rotation including Ja'Sir Taylor can be understood by the fact that they drafted back-to-back corners in the middle of the draft. Tarheeb Still and Cam Hart were the two fifth-round selections for the Chargers and they are a good bet to crack the final roster as rookies.

This will likely push Taylor out of the rotation since the former Wake Forest standout failed to be a difference-maker in the first two seasons of his career.

Taylor, who was the Chargers' sixth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, played in 16 games and in 49% of defensive snaps last season. However, he allowed 63.3% completion, and recorded five missed tackles. Pro Football Focus gave him a 56.2 defensive grade, ranking him 97th among 127th qualified cornerbacks in the league.

The Chargers lack depth and talent in their defensive backfield. Their options besides Asante Samuel Jr. leave plenty to be desired, but it's hard to see the new regime trusting in Taylor after what he has shown so far in his career.

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