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Making an impact

Mike Scifres

The old football adage spoken frequently by coaches and general managers alike is that teams are built through the draft. However, many do not realize the importance of finding players later in the draft that can step up and make an impact. While selecting a player such as LaDainian Tomlinson is an easy choice, finding players that can make an impact later in the draft is a much taller order.

With that in mind, here is a look at five of the Chargers recent low-round (second day) draft choices who will need to have big years in order for the team to continue its early success late into the year. Right Tackle Shane Olivea (Seventh round, 2004) - While the Chargers went into the draft seeking to upgrade their talent at tackle, they did not expect they would find it in round seven. But... Recommended Stories

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