Each Thursday leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, we'll take a look back to the moment we selected some notable Chargers under the Tom Telesco/Mike McCoy era.
During last year's draft, the Bolts added "a hard-hitting hammer" in the second round by selecting ILB Denzel Perryman. Now you can relive that day with all the articles, videos and photos posted following his selection.
Mere minutes after taking him with the 48th overall pick, we called Perryman at his house for an exclusive first interview with the newest Charger. The inside linebacker provided a quick scouting report of his game, and explained how he wanted to carry on Junior Seau's legacy.
Moments later, General Manager Tom Telesco explained why San Diego selected the Miami product, who plays with a chip on his shoulder.
President of Football Operations John Spanos then provided a breakdown of what Perryman would bring to the Bolts.
Unfortunately, a cancelled flight out of Florida prevented Perryman from joining the Chargers for an introductory press conference. When he arrived a week later for rookie mini camp, he explained how it was worth the wait.
Photos of Chargers second round pick, ILB Denzel Perryman, in action at Miami