Evening AFC West news and notes

April, 15, 2009
4/15/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Here is an in-depth look at the players Oakland has examined in one form or another prior to the draft.

One of the most intriguing names is Missouri receiver Jeremy Maclin. The team held a private workout with him. He could be Oakland's target with the No. 7 pick. Maclin has been compared to former Oakland receiving great Cliff Branch. He remains one of Oakland owner Al Davis' favorite all-time players.

Here is another pre-draft look at the Raiders and who they may be targeting with their top pick.

The draft rules the coverage in Kansas City as well where the Chiefs' No. 3 pick is the main topic. Here is a look at whether the Chiefs should use the choice on Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry or take an offensive lineman. At this point, it may be an upset if the choice is anyone but Curry.

Former San Diego linebacker Anthony Waters was signed by New Orleans. The Chargers had high hopes for Waters buthe never developed. Still, his release earlier this year was a bit surprising.

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ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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