The San Diego Chargers
have traded up in the
draft to take LaDainian Tomlinson's heir apparent, Fresno State
running back Ryan Mathews, with the No. 12 pick overall.
The Chargers had been set to pick No. 28 but traded up to get
Mathews is expected to replace Tomlinson, who was released in
February after nine brilliant seasons in which he became one of the
greatest running backs in NFL history.
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