Early AFC West news and notes

April, 25, 2010
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Here are Mel Kiper’s draft grades for the AFC West teams: San Diego: B; Kansas City: B-; Oakland: C+; Denver: C-.

I plan to give out my own report card on the division’s draft sometime Monday. Here’s a hint: I think I’m going to be an easier grader than Mel. I liked what the division did this year.

Denver quarterback Kyle Orton is not bothered by the team’s selection of Tim Tebow in the first round.

The Chiefs plan on making speedy Mississippi running back Dexter McCluster, a second-round pick, a receiver. He will also be a return man.

Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli loves the SEC. Four of the Chiefs’ seven draft picks came from the conference, including the top three picks.

The Jason Campbell trade wasn’t the first time owner Al Davis and Mike Shanahan have done business together since Davis hired Shanahan as the Raiders’ coach in 1989. Denver sent defensive tackle Gerard Warren to Oakland three years ago.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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