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Friday, April 8, 2011
Evening AFC West notes

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

The Kansas City Star projects the Chiefs will take Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi in the fifth round. I like this choice. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Chiefs take Stanzi in the fourth round. I think the Chiefs are seriously considering grooming a quarterback and finding an immediate upgrade from Brodie Croyle at backup quarterback. Stanzi could be the guy. A lot of scouts like this kid.

There have been many notable players traded from or to the AFC West since 2000 during the draft. If the lockout doesn’t end by the April 28-30 trade, there will be no player movement during the draft.

Former Oakland Raiders first-round flameout Todd Marinovich has found success and peace as an artist. It’s been a tough road for Marinovich. It’s good to see he is enjoying life.