Best and Worst NFL Draft Picks for Each Team in the Past Decade

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Dec 20, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws a pass against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi

San Diego Chargers

Best Pick – Philip Rivers, QB, 4th Overall in 2004 (f/NYG)

Rivers, like his 2004 NFL Draft counterpart Eli Manning, has had his fair share of ups and downs. For a stretch from 2008-11 it looked like Rivers was the best pure passer in the NFL. He suffered through some injuries in the past few years of his career, but it looks like he has put those injuries behind him as he turned in a stellar 2014 campaign.

The Chargers need to take advantage of having Rivers in place before his time runs out in the near future.

Other selections considered:

Vincent Jackson, WR, 61st Overall in 2005

Darren Sproles, RB, 130th Overall in 2005

Antonio Cromartie, CB, 19th Overall in 2006

Eric Weddle, S, 37th Overall in 2007

Keenan Allen, WR, 76th Overall in 2013

Worst Pick – Craig Davis, WR, 30th Overall in 2007

Davis never really had great production as a college receiver, and he never showed any ability to be a starting receiver in the NFL. He totaled a paltry 558 yards in four seasons with the team and struggled to get on the field.

Other selections considered:

Antoine Cason, CB, 27th Overall in 2008

Larry English, OLB, 16th Overall in 2009