No. 5: Jim Lachey
The Chargers selected Jim Lachey with the No. 12 overall pick of the 1985 NFL draft and he played well in the three seasons he was in San Diego, including making the Pro Bowl in 1987. But he’s barely remembered for his time with the team.
After three years in San Diego, Lachey decided he didn’t want to play one more season there and basically demanded to be traded. The Chargers begrudgingly obliged, shipping him to the Raiders, who were playing in Los Angeles at that time.
One year later, Lachey would be a member of the Washington Redskins, becoming one of the best left tackles that team has ever had. He is remembered most for his time with that team as part of the famous “Hogs” offensive line.
In 1991, the Redskins dominated the league and won Super Bowl XXVI. Lachey was instrumental to that team’s success, as quarterback Mark Rypien had a season for the ages.