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AFC West draft pick update: Mitchell agrees

7/27/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Oakland has agreed to terms with second-round pick Michael Mitchell. The safety from Ohio University was one of the most scrutinized picks in the draft.

Oakland took him with the No. 47 pick. Mitchell, who was not invited to the NFL scouting combine, was not on the draft board of several teams. Still, Oakland loves the hard-hitting, bright Mitchell. Now that he's agreed to terms, he should be on the field Thursday when Oakland begins training camp.

Meanwhile, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports the Chargers' top pick, Larry English, is not in camp on time. The Chargers' rookies started practice Monday with veterans reporting later this week. Still, it is not considered to be a big concern. There are 28 unsigned first-round picks and the process may take some time. Still, the Chargers don't appear to be worried that English will miss major camp time.

I hear that the Broncos may be closer to signing defensive end/linebacker Robert Ayers than they are to inking their other first-round pick, running back Knowshon Moreno. Moreno was the No. 12 pick and Ayers was the No. 18 pick. The Broncos' rookies start practice Monday and the two first-round picks are the only ones among Denver's 10 draft picks who remain unsigned.