Wednesday, April 14, 2010
AFC West mailbag
By Bill Williamson
Ryan Petrusha from Willowbrook, Ill., wants to know if somehow Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy fell to No. 5 and tackle Russell Okung and safety Eric Berry were off the board, should the Chiefs take him.
Bill Williamson: Good question, Ryan. I think if this scenario unfolds, the Chiefs would probably trade down. There would likely be a ton of interest in McCoy if he started to tumble down the draft board. He isn’t a perfect fit for the 3-4 defense. I think the Chiefs would be better off with taking advantage of his fall down the board and get some extra picks out of the deal rather than trying to fit McCoy into the defense or reaching for another player.
Daniel from Sonora, Calif., wants to know what I think is a better combination for Oakland in the draft: taking a quarterback first and then a tackle or vice versa.
BW: I think Oakland needs to find their next left tackle first and foremost. That has to be the priority. There are plenty of options in the first round at tackle and the Raiders have to stop ignoring this area and find their offensive line anchor. Quarterback is also a need, but I think the Raiders can identify a prospect in the mid rounds to develop. It would hurt Oakland, at least in the short term, if it took a quarterback before a left tackle.
Garth Wilson from Worton, Md., wants to know if I think Albert Haynesworth is a good fit for San Diego.
BW: I don’t see this being a great fit. One of the reasons why there is talk that Haynesworth could leave Washington after one season is that the Redskins are going to use the 3-4 defense. The Chargers are a 3-4 defense. So, I don’t see San Diego going to Haynesworth to fill their defensive line needs.