Wednesday, April 11, 2012
AFC West links: Chargers' pick hard to peg
By ESPN.com staff
After opening the vault to sign Peyton Manning, the Broncos had better get defensive with their draft, writes the Denver Post's Mark Kiszla.
Offensive guard Chris Kuper, who suffered a dislocated ankle in the final regular-season game last season, was on crutches last week and is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
The new CBA features more noncontact times between teams and the players, which could stunt the growth of young quarterbacks, writes the Post's Jeff Legwold.
Kansas City Chiefs
Would the Chiefs trade into the top 10 to draft Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill? Arrowhead Pride's Joel Thorman would not be a fan of such a move.
The Chiefs had a pre-draft visit with Iowa receiver Marvin McNutt.
New Raider Dave Tollefson feels indebted to the club, who gave him his first NFL opportunity in 2007. Tollefson went on to win two Super Bowls with the Giants. "The Raiders allowed me to continue my career in the NFL by sending me to Europe and putting me on the practice squad," Tollefson told reporters Tuesday. "There's a debt there that I feel like I never really got to repay after leaving."
The Raiders almost lost out on Denarius Moore last year after waiting until the fifth round to select the safety whom scout Calvin Branch discovered during the Texas vs. Nation college all-stars game.
San Diego Chargers
The Chargers are one of the toughest teams to project in the first round, according to ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.
San Diego’s entire player personnel department began pre-draft meetings at Chargers Park on Tuesday.