San Diego Chargers Offseason Position Needs, Part Six: Cornerback

April 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

San Diego enters 2010 with its deepest cornerback roster in a long time. 
Quentin Jammer is still entrenched in his position as the team’s primary corner, but now has the potential for a bit more help.
2008 first-round selection Antoine Cason is expected to earn the starting role opposite Jammer.  His fundamentals over athleticism approach left him exposed when asked to play tight slot coverage, but he is expected to fare much better in zone coverage along the outside.
Should he falter the team now has plenty of insurance in recent signings Nathan Vasher and Donald Strickland.
The two are expected to compete over the nickel and dime roles, with Vasher the nickel front-runner.  His formative years as a defensive back were under Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera in Chicago, and he has shown better speed and ball-skills.
Both are capable starters however, and either could supplant Cason if he does not prove up to the task.
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