NFL Draft: Top Booms and Busts

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  • Akili Smith
  • Walter Payton
  • LaDainian Tomlinson
  • Curtis Enis
  • Ron Dayne
  • Emmitt Smith
  • Dewayne Robertson
  • Mark Sanchez
  • Hakeem Nicks
  •  Jamal Reynolds
  • Tim Tebow
  • Deion Sanders
  • JaMarcus Russell

Boom: LaDainian Tomlinson

LaDainian Tomlinson was picked up by the San Diego Chargers from Texas Christian University in 2001. He put in five seasons with the Chargers before joining the New York Jets as a free agent, where he currently plays. In all, the running back racked up 13,684 rushing yards (the fifth highest in NFL history), is a five-time Pro Bowl player and recipient of the 2006 NFL Most Valuable Player Award.

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