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.
The Bolts made a major splash in 2013 when they traded up to draft Manti Te'o in the second round. Now you can relive that day with all the articles, videos and photos posted following his selection.
As soon as San Diego executed the trade and picked Te'o, we reposted his detailed prospect profile. We were also the first ones to talk with the newest Charger as he called in for an exclusive phone interview from his house in Hawaii where he was watching the draft. Find out what went through his mind when he got the call from a California area code moments before learning he'd be coming to America's Finest City.
Immediately after making the pick, Telesco emerged from the draft room talk about the decision to trade up and select the highly touted prospect.
The next morning, before he did anything else, Te'o granted his lone one-on-one video interview for the day.
Later , he held his highly anticipated press conference in the team meeting room, where he outlined how he made an impression on Bolts brass during the draft process.
Chargers.com was also your source for unique, one-of-a-kind photo galleries including Te'o's arrival at Chargers Park.
2nd round draft pick Manti Te'o makes his arrival at Chargers Park
Finally, Bolts Breakdown examined the second round pick as President of Football Operations John Spanos gave expert analysis on the inside linebacker.