Los Angeles Chargers: Creating the All-Decade NFL Draft

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(Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers
(Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers /

Los Angeles Chargers All-Decade second-round selection: Hunter Henry (2016)

The best first and second-round pick both came from the same draft class, which was one of Telesco’s better showings overall as general manager of the Los Angeles Chargers. After selecting one of the best pass-rushers in the game, Telesco selected one of the best pass-catching tight ends in the league in Hunter Henry.

Henry may not get the mainstream credit he deserves but when he is healthy and on the field, he is one of the most dangerous tight ends in the passing game that there is. With him being in a contract year, we should expect big things out of Henry as he looks to net a large multi-year contract.

The second round has kind of been dry for the team in the 2010s. Marcus Gilchrist is a solid player to take second place in the round but the rest of the picks are all mediocre, as we gave the bronze to Denzel Perryman.

Los Angeles Chargers All-Decade third-round selection: Keenan Allen (2013)

Keenan Allen is the best draft selection that the Chargers made in the entire decade, period. In terms of what he has become and where the Chargers drafted him, it is irrefutable to even consider another selection being better than this one.

With Philip Rivers now gone, Allen is the franchise cornerstone on the offensive side of the football and is one of the five best receivers in the entire league. His career almost wasn’t meant to be with his early injuries but he has stayed healthy the last three years and is producing like an elite number one receiver.

Aside from Keenan, nothing really jumps off the page in the third round, although Donald Butler was solid while Dan Feeney is mediocre.