Monday, April 25, 2011
Bloggers' AFC West mock
By Bill Williamson
Our blogger mock draft fell very favorably for the three AFC West teams with a first-round pick.
Each blogger made the pick for teams in the division they cover. I didn’t have to do a lot of deliberating. Top choices were available at all three spots. Let’s take a look:
No. 2, Denver
Marcell Dareus, Alabama, defensive tackle
Why: Denver could take Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller or Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley, but the Broncos should take the sure thing in Dareus.
No. 18, San Diego
Cam Jordan, DE, California
Why: Our mock has a big run in the middle of the round on pass-rushers. San Diego would be thrilled if Jordan fell to No. 18. He’d fill a need and is a good value here.
No. 21, Kansas City
Muhammad Wilkerson, DL, Temple
Why: I thought Tampa Bay could get Wilkerson and I would have then given the Chiefs Wisconsin tackle Gabe Carimi. But I think Wilkerson is a better immediate fit. This is a good value pick.
Oakland doesn’t have a first-round pick. It traded its choice to New England for defensive lineman Richard Seymour in Sept. 2009.