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4 former LA Chargers who should be Hall of Famers before Julian Edelman

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 13: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots runs the ball during the second quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 13: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots runs the ball during the second quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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Lorenzo Neal

The fullback position is the most overlooked position in the NFL. While the importance of the position has since dwindled, for many years, the fullback was a massive part of the offense and establishing a great running game.

The fullback mattered back when Lorenzo Neal played and he is one of the best fullbacks in NFL history. He spent most of his career away from the LA Chargers, but his best years came with the Bolts while he was blocking for LaDainian Tomlinson.

LT definitely deserves most of the credit for his record-setting season and overall exceptional run, but Neal deserves credit as well. LT may not have had the same kind of success without Neal, who was named an All-Pro in both 2006 and 2007.

I get that fullbacks are not as exciting as receivers and they do not get used as often but anyone who is one of the greatest players ever at his respective position should be enshrined in Canton. 16 seasons in the NFL is no joke and is definitely more impressive than Edelman’s career.

This is not just a case of Neal having a better Hall of Fame case than Edelman, but a case of Neal being a serious Canton snub.

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