The last eight years have been difficult for Chargers' fans. We have had to weather the ups and downs of a franchise that has loads of Pro Bowl talent, but have been unable to reach the Super Bowl and dreams of winning a World Championship.
The man behind building this Super Bowl caliber franchise is Chargers' general manager A.J. Smith
Smith, has been in the front office of the Chargers since former general manager John Butler made his way west from Buffalo.
While Smith has been widely considered a great judge of talent, others see him as stand-offish and running the Chargers as if it was his team and not the Spanos family's.
A.J. Smith doesn't hold a soft spot in my heart, and while I believe he may be a good judge of talent, until the Chargers reach the Super Bowl, he will still be "The Lord of No Rings".
Let's take a look back at how A.J. Smith has fared in the NFL Draft over the past eight years as Chargers' general manager.