We are going to periodically do an AFC West mock draft with updates after major events such as the Senior Bowl, the combine and pro day workouts.
Here goes our first take:
2. Denver, DL, Nick Fairley, Auburn: Denver will likely shop this pick, but getting out of the No. 2 pick is difficult. I think ultimately Denver will be thrilled to take Fairley. He would be a tremendous starting piece for John Fox’s defense.
18. San Diego, WR, Julio Jones, Alabama: If Jones has a big offseason. I can see him skyrocket up the draft board. But he’s the perfect fit for a San Diego receiver. I’d think the Chargers would jump at him.
21. Kansas City, Anthony Castonzo, RT, Boston College: This is a very talented player and he’d be a terrific fit and an upgrade from current starter Barry Richardson.
48. Oakland, Stefen Wisniewski, OL, Penn State: It’s always dicey predicting if a player will be available in the second round. Wisniewski -- the nephew of former Raiders’ star Steve Wisniewski -- seems like a player whose stock will rise. Still, he can play both center and guard and he’d be a fine fit for the Raiders, who sent the No. 17 pick to New England in the Richard Seymour trade in 2009.