The 15 greatest draft picks in LA Chargers history

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7. Eric Weddle, 2007

I know that Eric Weddle is not that popular among Charger fans because of his beef with the franchise and his continual insistence to throw shots at them whenever he can. That being said, it is impossible to deny what he did with the Chargers and this is where being a second-round pick comes in handy.

Did Weddle have as big of a career impact as O'Neal? No. Did he have a massive impact for a second-round pick that warrants his inclusion on this list? Absolutely. The Chargers selected Weddle with the 37th overall pick in 2007 and got a three-time Pro Bowl who was named an All-Pro twice.

Weddle was the best safety in the league for a 3-4 year stretch there and to get that in the second round is amazing. Things going sour later does not change that fact.

6. Kellen Winslow, 1979

One of the greatest Chargers of all time, Kellen Winslow was selected with the 13th overall pick in the 1979 NFL Draft. Now a Hall of Famer, Winslow is important not only to the Chargers but to the NFL as a whole. Winslow helped paved the way for receiving tight ends in the future, including another Chargers legend in Antonio Gates.

Winslow's career was rather short and it is a shame as his all-time numbers could have been ridiculously high if he wounded up playing as long as Gates. Winslow played nine seasons with the Bolts and was a five-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro. His 1,290 receiving yards in 1980 are still the most in franchise history for a tight end.