AFC West mailbag


Mid-week mail call:

Tom from Kansas City wants to know what I think of Scott Pioli’s draft in Kansas City.

Bill Williamson: I think Pioli did a solid job in his second year as the Chiefs’ general manager and top draft decision-maker. He played the board pretty straight and didn’t make too many wild decisions. He took four players from the SEC, which has been his history. I think the Chiefs got faster at key spots, and they continued to improve this offseason during the draft.

Ben from Columbia wants to know what I think of the Broncos signing Akin Ayodele, a veteran from Miami.

BW: I think it was a decent pickup, Denver jumped on him late during the final rounds of the draft Saturday. The Broncos didn’t draft an inside linebacker. Ayodele was the team’s top remaining veteran choice. He will compete with Mario Haggan for a starting inside linebacker job. Haggan has moved from the outside. At the very least, Ayodele will be a solid situational player.