Chargers trade up to select running back Melvin Gordon
San Francisco selected Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead with the No. 17 pick on Thursday.
Last season Gordon rushed for 2,587 yards and 29 touchdowns, was named the Big Ten offensive player of the year and set the single-game FBS rushing record (the record was broken one week later by Oklahoma's Samaje Perine).
San Diego's selection of Gordon means two running backs have been selected in the first round of this year's draft after zero were taken in the two previous drafts.