The Chargers’ biggest positions of need, at least in my professional opinion, are offensive line, cornerback, and edge rusher. So far, many of the reported meetings between the team and draft prospects have mostly been with players at “luxury” positions, like wide receiver and running back.
Well, we’ve got our first meeting with a top cornerback and it’s a name you might recognize. Per Justin Melo of The Draft Network, the Bolts recently met with Florida State corner Asante Samuel Jr. over Zoom. If that name gives you an unexpected dose of nostalgia, it’s because he’s the son of former NFL corner and New England Patriot, Asante Samuel.
The 5’10, 185-pound Samuel played immediately for the Seminoles after coming to Tallahassee as a four-star recruit. In 3 starts while playing in all 12 games, he recorded 17 total tackles, one tackle-for-loss, and nine pass breakups.
He went on to start the final 20 games of his career, earning Third-Team All-ACC as a sophomore and a First-Team All-ACC nod this past season. He capped off his career with a three-interception, six-pass breakup campaign while also recovering a pair of fumbles through the team’s eight games.