Inside AFC West draft with Todd McShay

February, 27, 2011
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INDIANAPOLIS -- We caught up with Todd McShay of Scouts Inc. at the NFL combine and we asked him one draft-related question about each AFC West team. Here goes:

Denver Broncos

What would you do with the No. 2 pick?

“I think its front seven is mess and there is a lot of help there. They could go with [Clemson defensive end] Da'Quan Bowers, [Auburn defensive tackle] Nick Fairley. I really like [LSU cornerback] Patrick Peterson if they want to go for a cornerback. The big question is [North Carolina defensive end] Robert Quinn. If he has a good combine, he could be the best player. I don’t know if he is a great fit there. I could see Bowers, who is a very good pass rusher. Denver is in pretty good shape with this pick.”

Kansas City Chiefs

Should the Chiefs grab a pass rusher at No. 21?

“They are in a tricky spot. All the really, really good rushers are probably going to be gone, but I could see a guy like UCLA’s Akeem Ayers there. He’s a good player. [Georgia’s] Justin Houston is the next guy, but I don’t know if you go with him at No. 21. There might be better rotations at other positions like tackle. Kansas City could always trade down and pick up a good player and an extra pick.”

Oakland Raiders

Should the Raiders take a quarterback in the early rounds?

“They have other needs, but if there is a guy like [Nevada’s] Colin Kaepernick is there in the third round, that could be a good fit. He has a big arm that the Raiders like. [TCU’s] Andy Dalton isn’t a perfect fit because of his arm, but it’s good enough. He could be a fit in the third round. I tell you what, [Arkansas’] Ryan Mallett could easily fall all the way down to No. 48. Oakland would have to think about it. He has the big arm. He is a risk, but he is an incredible value at No. 48.”

San Diego Chargers

Should the Chargers trade up from No. 18 for a star like Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller or Alabama receiver Julio Jones?

“I don’t think so. Miller would likely make you go up to all the way to No. 5 and Jones would be but to No. 13. I think San Diego should just stay at No.18, and keep its extra picks in the second and third rounds. The Chargers could get a guy like [California’s] Cameron Jordan or Temple’s Muhammad Wilkerson. We have him right up there.”

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ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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