Chargers CB Asante Samuel Jr. wins starting spot

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One of the bigger storylines throughout the summer was who was going to start alongside cornerbacks Michael Davis and Chris Harris Jr.

We finally have our answer.

Head coach Brandon Staley announced that rookie Asante Samuel Jr. won the job at the team’s media availability Wednesday.

Samuel entered training camp in a battle with Brandon Facyson, but Samuel rose to the occasion.

Davis will play on the outside, as will Harris, but just in base packages, which is what Staley doesn’t play all that often in.

Instead, Los Angeles will be playing in sub-packages; nickel (five DBs) and dime (six DBs) for the majority of their defensive snaps.

When the unit goes into those, Harris will slide into the slot, which means that Samuel will play near the boundary.

Drafted in the second-round, Samuel posted 97 tackles, 29 passes defensed and four interceptions over 31 games at Florida State.

His quickness, instincts and ball skills are NFL-ready, as seen throughout the summer. Look for him to make an impact right off the bat.