Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Wright (29) will be given an opportunity to shine this season.
Derek Cox was added via free agency to start at one cornerback position.
But who will play opposite him?
Since Marcus Gilchrist is going to win the strong safety spot (at least until Brandon Taylor recovers from knee surgery), there is one less candidate to choose from.
The Chargers used a fifth-round selection to pick up Steve Williams out of Cal although his size (5’9”, 181 lbs.) makes him a liability on the outside against bigger receivers.
Johnny Patrick was added through free agency, but he had no interceptions in 24 games with the Saints the past two seasons.
Undrafted free agents Marcus Cromartie and Kenny Okoro have nice size (both at 6’0”, 195 lbs.), but are untested rookies.
Shareece Wright has the size (5’11”, 182 lbs.) desired and the knowledge of the scheme that is crucial for success. Wright is about to enter his third season and has everything lined up for him to excel.
Wright is going to have the opportunity to shine because quarterbacks will throw to his receiver the majority of the time. There are two main reasons why QBs will target him. First, he is relatively inexperienced with only 17 games under his belt. Secondly, quarterbacks will throw away from Cox. Wright could put up big numbers or he could get pulled in favor of Marcus Gilchrist and San Diego puts Brandon Taylor or Jahleel Addae at strong safety.