Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: The 4 worst first-round picks this century

Dec 17, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Jerry Tillery (99) against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 17, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Jerry Tillery (99) against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The LA Chargers’ worst first-round picks since 2000: 1. Craig Davis

This was another 30th overall pick that went wrong for the LA Chargers. At least it was the 30th overall pick, as messing up on a top-10 pick can set a franchise back. Messing up on the 30th overall pick hurts, but is not something that will derail a franchise.

I thought about making Sammy Davis number one on this list because of the Polamalu angle but he at least contributed in his limited time in San Diego. Craig Davis literally did nothing as a first-round wide receiver.

Davis spent four seasons on the Chargers but he hardly played as he was never healthy. He played 13 games his rookie season and then followed that with four games played, one game played and seven games played.

Davis was not even that great in the lone season where he actually stayed healthy. In those 13 games, Davis was targeted just 34 times, making 20 receptions for 188 yards and one touchdown.

He finished his career with 558 receiving yards and only two touchdowns. Right now, Davis ranks 202/231 first-round wide receivers in career receiving yards and he will continue moving down as there are rookies from this past season that simply did not reach 558 yards in year one.

In fact, since 2000, there are only four first-round wide receivers that have fewer receiving yards than Davis with at least 20 games played — Chris Williams, A.J Jenkins, Reidel Anthony and K’Neal Harry.

Next. Chargers mock draft with Brandon Staley as the head coach

The one positive of this is that the 2007 class was pretty thin at receiver, especially past Davis. Sidney Rice was the next-best receiver and he had an okay career.

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