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Best #5 overall picks (Chargers have two)

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by AnteaterCharger, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft07/news/story?id=2844979

    1. RB LaDainian Tomlinson (2001) -- Chargers
    Tomlinson has dominated the league, making NFL history in just six seasons. In 2006, he set single-season records with 31 total touchdowns, 186 total points scored and eight consecutive multi-TD games. He enters the 2007 season just 824 rush yards shy of 10,000 for his career. The four-time Pro Bowler also had 100 receptions during the 2003 season.

    4. LB Junior Seau (1990) -- Chargers
    A future Hall of Famer, Seau's career has spanned 17 seasons with the Chargers, Dolphins and Patriots. However, it was his 13 seasons as the emotional leader of the Chargers that earned him his elite status. Seau was selected to 12 straight Pro Bowls from 1991 to 2002, while leading the Chargers in tackles on eight different occasions. Seau recorded 155 total tackles during the 1994 season, a year which saw the Chargers reach the Super Bowl for the only time in franchise history.
     
  2. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Stuff like this makes me wonder how in the world we've never won a Super Bowl.
    But then again the worst pick ever is also on our shoulders. I shall not speak his name.
     
  3. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    this is some cheery stuff
    and it should be a true rule that every 10 yrs the Chargers should get the 5th overall pick ;)
     
  4. scottbbo1

    scottbbo1 BoltTalker

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    another one of those 5th picks was on our team breifly.
     
  5. MtlBoltsFan

    MtlBoltsFan Jesse Ventura/Howard Stern 2016

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    Ant are you implying that David Binn will soon be retiring?
     
  6. PhillyChargerFan

    PhillyChargerFan Well-Known Member

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    That's nice but I hope we don't have a top 10 pick for a LONG LONG time...
     
  7. !~BOLT~!

    !~BOLT~! Well-Known Member

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    good read, seen how im too lazy to do the homework why doesnt someone post a list of #30 overall picks throughout nfl history just for the fuqofit.
     
  8. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Chargers have 2 of the top 10 #8s as well

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft07/news/story?id=2841700

    6. DE Leslie O'Neal (1986) -- Chargers
    One of the most feared pass-rushers of his era, O'Neal put the league on notice with 12.5 sacks in his rookie season (1986). After a devastating knee injury forced him to miss the entire 1987 season, O'Neal came back to wreak havoc on opposing quarterbacks, finishing his career with 132.5 sacks (tied for seventh most in NFL history). He recorded at least 10 sacks in eight of his 13 NFL seasons with the Chargers, Rams and Chiefs. His performance earned him six Pro Bowl selections.

    8. DT Gary Johnson (1975) -- Chargers
    Dubbed "Big Hands," Johnson was the leader of a San Diego defense that was pretty formidable in the late 1970s. The former Grambling standout was named to four consecutive Pro Bowls with the Chargers, but was traded to San Francisco in September of 1984, a fortuitous move for Johnson, as the Niners went on to win Super Bowl XIX.
     
  9. VAN DE MAN CHARGER FAN

    VAN DE MAN CHARGER FAN BoltTalker

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    Daddy_O Well-Known Member

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    Man I loved watching O'Neal play:abq1:
     
  12. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    He had a motor that is for sure! :tup:
     

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