Saturday, February 20, 2010
AFC West mailbag
By Bill Williamson
Weekend mail call:
Hector Purugganan from Escolan, Calif., wants to know if the Raiders will be able to move up in the draft to take top defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh or Gerald McCoy.
Bill Williamson: The Raiders have the No. 8 pick. It would be very costly to move up to the top two picks. Suh and McCoy are likely going to be the first two players off the board. I think Oakland has too many other needs to spend several picks on getting Suh or McCoy. In the end, Oakland will be better off keeping its top picks and filling multiple needs.
Denton from Hays, Kan., wants to know if Marc Bulger could be a fit in Denver if St. Louis parts ways with him.
BW: Perhaps as a backup. I don’t think, at this point, Bulger would be a huge upgrade over Kyle Orton. Bulger will be 33 in two months and he has been injury prone. I just don’t see him as being the type of player who could take Denver to the next level at this point of this career.
Tony from Clovis, Calif., wants to know if I think San Diego should trade cornerback Antonio Cromartie.
BW: I think it is certainly worth looking into. Cromartie is decent, but he is not a great player. Some folks in San Diego have tired of him. If the team could get a third-rounder for him and help address other needs, I think it would be worth exploring. The team is high on 2008 top pick Antoine Cason, so replacing Cromartie is not an issue.