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Chargers nab Asante Samuel Jr. at No. 47

Mike Florio and Myles Simmons like what the Chargers, Bears, Lions, and Vikings did in the first round of the NFL draft and think that the Raiders and 49ers could have done much better.

The Chargers added a second-generation prospect with the 47th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. is headed to Los Angeles. His father was a 2003 fourth-round pick by the Patriots who won two Super Bowls and made two All-Pro teams over his 10-plus years in the NFL.

Samuel Jr. played 32 games during his three years at Florida State and led the team with three interceptions during the 2020 season.

He joins a Chargers cornerback group that has Chris Harris and the re-signed Michael Davis back from last year’s team. The hope is that they’ll play alongside a healthy Derwin James in a secondary that will have to tangle with Patrick Mahomes twice in the 2021 season.