San Diego Chargers: The 10 Best Rookies in Franchise History

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San Diego Chargers: The 10 Best Rookies in Franchise History
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Some players come and go in the National Football League, and others are consistent throughout their career.

Many players have great rookie seasons, then nothing after that. Other players have average rookie seasons but turn out to be great. In professional football, anything can happen.

San Diego has been known for drafting talented players. They've also been known for letting them go. Examples—Michael Turner, Rodney Harrison, Drew Brees, etc.

Some of the Chargers' greats didn't even have decent rookie years. Antonio Gates, arguably the best Chargers tight end ever, only had 329 yards. Still, there are many others that had great rookie seasons in San Diego.

Here are the 10 best rookies in Chargers history. Sorry guys, Ryan Leaf didn't make the cut.

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