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Merriman, Castillo stepping up

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers Hall of Champions' started by robdog, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    <blockquote>Source: Chargers.com

    <img src="http://bolttalk.com/images/therookies01.jpg" alt="Merriman and Castillo" />

    By Casey Pearce

    Going into the 2000 NFL draft, the New York Jets had multiple first-round picks and wanted to add some punch to their defensive front. They did so by using one of their top picks on a strong, lightening-fast pass rusher who had the ability to play outside linebacker or defensive end. The Jets used another first-round selection on a sturdy, athletic defensive lineman who was stout against the run yet quick enough to get to the quarterback in passing situations.

    Sound familiar, Chargers fans?</blockquote>

    <a href="http://www.chargers.com/news/headline_detail.cfm?news_key=2400" target="_blank"><strong>Article Link</strong></a>

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