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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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Walt Sweeney

Walt Sweeney is one of the greatest offensive linemen in team history and in NFL history and is somehow snubbed from Canton. Sweeney was drafted by the Chargers with the second overall pick in the 1963 AFL Draft and he certainly was worth the selection.

Sweeney spent 11 years with the Chargers and was one of the best linemen in the league during that stretch. Sweeney was not only a great blocker, but he could play everywhere on the offensive line, something that was not as prominent in his day in age.

Sweeney was named a Pro Bowler in nine consecutive seasons from 1964 to 1972 and was named an All-Pro in two of those seasons. After playing 11 years with the Chargers, he went and played in Washington for two years.

He was not a Pro Bowler in Washington but he was still a solid offensive lineman. For nearly a decade and a half, he was one of the best offensive linemen in the draft and somehow is not enshrined in Canton.

If Julian Edelman gets into the Hall of Fame it would be absolutely disrespectful to Walt Sweeney: the biggest Canton snub in franchise history.

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