Breaking down Kiper's mock draft

April, 4, 2012
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ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper has offered another mock draft. Insider This time, Kiper is going two rounds deep. Let’s take a look at his choices for the AFC West teams:

First round

11. Kansas City: Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College

My take: I have no problem with this pick at all the way this board fell. I think Kuechly would be a tremendous addition to a strong defense.

18. San Diego: Chandler Jones, LB, Syracuse

My take: I know Jones is considered a riser, but I think this may be too high. I’d stick with Illinois’ pass-rusher Whitney Mercilus.

25. Denver: Michael Brockers, DT, LSU

My take: I think this is the right call the way this board falls. He fills a need position.

Second round

44. Kansas City: Devon Still, DT, Penn State

My take: Still would be a strong value pick here and a nice pairing with Kuechly.

49. San Diego: Doug Martin, Boise State

My take: It would be an interesting pick. He would fill a need.

57. Denver: LaMichael James, RB, Oregon

My take: Another interesting pick. I think the Broncos could get better value with this pick and maybe wait to see if James is available in the third round.

Note: Oakland traded its pick in both the first and second rounds.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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