Wednesday, January 6, 2010
AFC West mock draft (take 1)
By Bill Williamson
While the San Diego Chargers are preparing for a playoff run, the focus in the other three AFC West cities is already on the 2010 season.
It’s time to start thinking about the draft. While the landscape will change a lot in the next three-plus months, we're going to start the fun now by looking at draft possibilities.
We’re not going to include San Diego in this mock draft because its draft position has yet to be determined.
5. Kansas City, OT Russell Okung, Oklahoma State: The Chiefs need to upgrade their offensive line. With Okung at left tackle and Branden Albert being moved to right tackle, the rebirth would be in full swing.
8. Oakland, OT Anthony Davis, Rutgers: Oakland has ignored this need for the past few years. Davis shouldn’t be ignored. He’d help this offense.
*10 or 11. Denver, DT Brian Price, UCLA: The Broncos need a stud to anchor the defensive front. Price would qualify. He’s a playmaker.
* There will be a coin flip at the NFL combine in late February between Jacksonville and Chicago for the No. 10 pick. The Broncos own Chicago’s pick from part of the Jay Cutler trade.