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Draft Review: Class of 2009

LB Larry English (Donald Miralle/Getty)

NFL executives often say it takes three years to fully evaluate a draft class. That makes this the ideal time to take a look back at the class of 2009. Although that draft started with a dud, as A.J. Smith opted for Larry English ahead of Clay Matthews, the Chargers still came away with a trio of productive players.

1. OLB Larry English (Round 1, Pick 16) English has been a Buster Davis-level bust. He has missed 19 games over the last two years due to his oft-injured left foot. He has shown flashes of productivity when healthy enough to play, such as his two-sack game against the Miami Dolphins in Week 4 last season, but seven sacks in 29 career games in not enough for a former first-round pick. English...

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