AFC West mailbag

April, 3, 2010
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Weekend mail call:

Tony from San Jose wants to know if Alabama nose tackle Terrence Cody could end up in the AFC West:

Bill Williamson: There is a good chance. Cody is a classic 3-4 nose tackle and Denver, Kansas City and San Diego use the 3-4 defense. So, there will be interest. I know all three teams are looking at Cody. I’d say San Diego had the best chance to land Cody, then Kansas City and then Denver. San Diego has the No.28 pick and Cody could be the target. The Chargers badly need a nose tackle. If he gets to the second round, Kansas City could jump on him. He’d help immediately. He may not last until Denver picks in the second round and the Broncos have the least immediate need for Cody of the three teams because they upgraded during free agency and signed former Charger Jamal Williams.

David from Dallas wants to know if the Chiefs will add at the receiver position.

BW: I wouldn’t be surprised if Kansas City added a receiver with one of their two second-round picks. A real possibly has to be Notre Dame’s Golden Tate. He played for new Kansas City offensive coordinator Charlie Weis in college. Tate would fit in with the Chiefs immediately as a reserve as in the future. If it is not Tate, expect the Chiefs to take a receive early. It needs to upgrade at the position.

Jason McConnell from Omaha wants to know if there are any quarterbacks other than Donovan McNabb that would end up in Oakland.

BW: There aren’t many quality veteran quarterbacks available at this time. If Oakland doesn’t acquire McNabb, it may be difficult for it to find a sure upgrade over its current crew of quarterbacks. There was a report that Oakland had preliminary talks with Minnesota about No. 3 quarterback Sage Rosenfels. But isn’t much to get excited about. If McNabb isn’t brought to Oakland, the Raiders will likely look at quarterbacks in the rounds 2-4 of the draft. Players such as Colt McCoy and Dan LeFevour are possibilities. Neither of these players (who both lack the strong arm Oakland looks for in a quarterback) would be able to help right away.

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