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Los Angeles Chargers - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

As you have read thus far in this article, teams in the NFL often find themselves relocating to a new city. Such is the case with the team that is also known as the ‘Bolts. The Chargers who were in San Diego for a very long time now share the city of Los Angeles with the Rams. In 2004, the Chargers pulled a stunt much like what was mentioned earlier with John Elway. San Diego drafted Eli Manning who refused to play out west so a trade was made and Philip Rivers came to the Chargers while Manning went to the Giants. Rivers who retired after switching to the Colts in 2020 and playing one season had a Hall of Fame career in San Diego and Los Angeles. The Chargers first draft came in 1967 and their first big-name draft pick was Kellen Winslow in 1979. The late Junior Seau came aboard in 1991. The best of the bunch however has to be LaDainian Tomlinson a terrific and consistent running back from Texas Christian University.

Honorable Mentions: John Jefferson (1978), Leslie O’Neal (1986), Chris Mims (1992), Darrien Gordon (1993), Shawne Merriman (2005), Antonio Cromartie (2006), Joey Bosa (2016), Justin Herbert (2020)

Harv Aronson

Harv Aronson

Harv currently writes for Abstract Sports, the Sports History Network, and the magazine Gridiron Greats. Harv wrote the published book "Pro Football's Most Passionate Fans" and as a professional writer has had articles published in an array of sports publications.

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