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LA Chargers: The 5 greatest 13th overall picks in NFL Draft history

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(Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

3. Franco Harris, 1972

Another Hall of Famer, Franco Harris is one of the greatest running backs of all-time and was even better at the time of his retirement. So many running backs have come after Harris that have passed his all-time numbers but at the time, Harris had a case of being the running back GOAT.

Harris spent 13 years in the league, retiring after the 1984 season. He spent 12 of those seasons in Pittsburghr before playing the last year of his career with the Seattle Seahawks. At the time of his retirement, Haris ranked third in both all-time rushing yards and all-time rushing touchdowns.

He now ranks 15th all-time in yards and 11th all-time in touchdowns. He is still a top-15 running back in league history, which is incredibly impressive.

Harris was named to the Pro Bowl nine times, was an All-Pro once and won four Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers. His best playoff year was 1974, where he ran the ball for 343 yards with six rushing touchdowns.

Only eight players in NFL history have recorded six rushing touchdowns in a single playoff. Only Emmitt Smith has more career playoff rushing touchdowns in league history.

Harris finished his career with eight total 1,000-yard seasons and as an important part of four Steelers Super Bow-winning teams, he has left his mark on the league forever.

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