by Chris Burke
Troy Polamalu once appeared destined to be a San Diego Charger. The Southern Cal product still sat on the board when the Chargers' pick came up at No. 15 in the 2003 NFL Draft. San Diego needed a safety to replace recently-released Rodney Harrison.
Instead, the Chargers traded down, letting Philadelphia jump up to take Jerome McDougle. So Polamalu slid another spot -- and Pittsburgh quickly bartered up to No. 16 in order to draft him, leapfrogging a team that held both the No. 17 and No. 18 picks.
The Arizona Cardinals.
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