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Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Around the AFC West

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Catching up on some mid-day AFC West notes:

The Kansas City Star reports the informal Chiefs’ meeting will be held Tuesday. Earlier reports quoted players as saying the meeting would be held Monday. Prior to his arrest Monday for theft at an Indiana casino, Kansas City linebacker Mike Vrabel talked about the importance of the meeting.

The Kansas City Star is taking on the task of predicting each of the Chiefs’ draft mocks. The newspaper has two interesting choices for the team’s choices in the first two rounds. It has Penn State guard Stefen Wisniewski going to the Chiefs in the first round and Miami receiver Leonard Hankerson going to Kansas City in the second round.

Both are interesting players. If I had to guess right now, the first round may be a bit of a reach for Wisniewski and Hankerson may not be available when the Chiefs pick in the second round.

The Denver Post wonders if Florida State’s Christian Ponder is the answer at quarterback for the Broncos. Denver is studying several quarterbacks. Ponder is projected to be a second-round pick.

Here is a five-year draft ranking of every NFL team. The Chiefs had the highest ranking of any AFC West team. Two teams in the division ranked in the first half of the league and two were in the bottom half.

Here’s sad news. The 38-year-old brother of recently released Denver tight end Daniel Graham has died. Our condolences go out to the Graham family.