Monday, March 29, 2010
AFC West mock draft (VIII)
By Bill Williamson
This is our first mock draft since March 2. There has been enough movement in the division to warrant another update as the April 22-24 draft approaches.
No. 5 Kansas City: S Eric Berry, Tennessee. It looks like St. Louis will take Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford at No.1. This should slide Berry to No. 5. I think the Chiefs will have a choice between Berry and Oklahoma State left tackle Russell Okung. Because Berry could help transform the defense and because the tackle group is deep, I think Berry will be the call.
Last mock: Okung.
No. 8 Oakland: OT Bruce Campbell, Maryland. It has been reported that Oakland has considered trading for Donovan McNabb or Sage Rosenfels, so it’s clear Oakland is looking at quarterbacks. If Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen slips past Washington at No. 4, he should be available when Oakland picks. Still, I think the Raiders go with Campbell, a combine star, who will fill a big need
Last mock: Campbell.
No. 11 Denver: LB Rolando McClain, Alabama. The middle linebacker would change Denver’s defense. There is an opening in the starting lineup now that Andra Davis has been cut.
Last mock: McClain.
No. 28 San Diego: DT Terrence Cody, Alabama. Cody continues to make strides this offseason, and he is making a pre-draft visit to San Diego. San Diego needs a running back as much as it needs a nose tackle, but the running back class is deep. I could see San Diego taking Cody in the first round and a running back in the second round.
Last mock: Cody.