Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Breaking down McShay's mock draft
By Bill Williamson
ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay has offered another mock draft . This time, McShay is going two rounds deep. Let’s take a look at his choices for the AFC West teams:
11. Kansas City: Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College
My take: I don’t mind this pick at all. He would help this defense and he would shine under Romeo Crennel. Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe is off the board, so this pick makes sense.
18. San Diego: Cordy Glenn, OT/G, Georgia
My take: Illinois pass-rusher Whitney Mercilus needs to be off the board for this to happen. The Chargers badly need a pass-rusher. If David DeCastro is available, I could see the argument to take a guard, but in this instance, Mercilus needs to be the choice.
25. Denver: Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
My take: This is a good fit the way this board falls. Brockers has potential. The Broncos, though, would need him to perform right away.
44. Kansas City: Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin
My take: I don’t mind this pick. The Chiefs could use another youngster along the offensive line.
47. San Diego: Alameda Ta'amu, NT, Washington
My take: Ta’amu has a chance to be a good player, and the Chargers need more help on defense, so I can’t argue with the choice.
55. Denver: David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech
My take: Wilson would be a great value pick at No. 55 and I expect Denver to target a running back with the pick.
Note: Oakland traded its pick in both the first and second rounds.