Editor’s note: Leading up to the 2016 Draft, we took a look at each NFL team’s Longhorn draft history.
Over the next week leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft on April 28, we’re taking a look at the best Texas Longhorns players drafted by each team.
San Diego Chargers (1957- present)
Best pick: Quentin Jammer, defensive back, 2002
Jammer played 12 seasons in the NFL, 11 with the Chargers and spent most of those seasons as the Chargers’ top corner. He never reached the Pro Bowl, but he did have 21 interceptions and 617 tackles with the Chargers. He was taken fifth overall, ahead of several future all-pros like Dwight Freeney but Jammer is hardly a bust given his longevity and 161 starts for the Chargers. He finished his career with the Denver Broncos, helping them to an AFC champions in 2013.
Jammer is a member of the Chargers 50th Anniversary team.
As a Longhorns, Jammer was an All-American in 2001 as well as a 2000 and 2001 All-Big 12 selection. He was named the co-MVP of the 2001 Longhorn team.
Most recent pick: Jammer
First pick: Dave Conway, kicker, 1967
Conway was the 173rd pick by the Chargers coming in the seventh round. He never played with the Chargers, though, and kicked for the Green Bay Packers in 1971 for one game.
Of note: The Chargers have taken seven Longhorns in the draft. Three of them were defensive backs (Jammer, Mossy Cade and Stanley Richard). Two more picks were also defenivse players (Ray Woodard and Ty Albert). The only every-down offensive player the Chargers have taken is running back Chris Samiels, who played just one season in San Diego.
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