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2015 NFL Draft: Chargers Move Up, Select Melvin Gordon at 15

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In the first trade of the 2015 NFL draft, the San Diego Chargers yielded a fourth-round pick in 2015 and a fifth-round pick in 2016 to the San Francisco 49ers for the right to move up from 17 to 15.

With the 15th overall pick, San Diego selected former Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon, who was considered one of the top running backs in the draft class.

Gordon’s average of 7.8 yards per carry over his four-year college career at Wisconsin is just ridiculous. Additionally, Gordon rushed for a phenomenal 2,587 yards and 29 touchdowns in 2014. This accomplishment earned Gordon the 2014 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year award.

Over the course of Gordon’s four years at Wisconsin, he tallied a grand total of 4,915 rushing yards and 45 touchdowns. Gordon will make an awesome addition to the Chargers rushing attack. He should also take over for Branden Oliver as the team’s starting running back

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