AFC West: Chris Carter

Scouts Inc. looks at it all

April, 28, 2011
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Scouts Inc. has released its complete seven-round mock draft in an Insider piece. Let’s check it out:

Denver

Round pick Player Pos. School

1 2 Von Miller LB Texas A&M

2 36 Justin Houston DE Georgia

2 46 Kyle Rudolph TE Notre Dame

3 67 Jaiquawn Jarrett S Temple

6 186 Derrick Locke RB Kentucky

6 189 Cortez Allen CB Citadel

7 247 Pat Devlin QB Delaware

My take: It’s a strong class of players in the first four picks. Devlin is an interesting project.

San Diego

Round pick Player Pos. School

1 18 Muhammad Wilkerson DL Temple

2 50 Martez Wilson LB Illinois

2 61 Kelvin Sheppard LB LSU

3 82 Greg Salas WR Hawaii

3 89 Kendrick Ellis DT Hampton

6 183 Pierre Allen DE Nebraska

6 201 Anthony Gaitor CB Florida Int.

7 234 Joe Torchia WR Virginia

My take: The first five picks are very strong. The Chargers would instantly get better on defense and Salas is an intriguing receiver.

Kansas City

Round pick Player Pos. School

1 21 Nate Solder OT Colorado

2 55 Titus Young WR Boise State

3 86 Akeem Dent LB Georgia

4 118 Chris Carter LB Fresno State

5 135 Andrew Jackson OG Fresno State

5 140 Ian Williams DT Notre Dame

6 199 Julius Thomas TE Portland State

7 223 Shaun Chapas FB Georgia

My take: Young, Dent and Cart are all interesting value picks at their respective spots.

Oakland

Round pick Player Pos. School

2 48 Johnny Patrick CB Louisville

3 81 Joseph Lefeged S Rutgers

4 113 David Arkin OG Missouri State

5 148 Jordan Cameron LB USC

6 181 Aldrick Robinson WR SMU

7 219 Nathan Enderle QB Idaho

7 241 Michael Smith OT Nebraska

My take: The focus on DBs and the offensive line early is smart. Enderle would be a terrific choice in the last round.

Evening AFC West notes

March, 9, 2011
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Denver will reportedly have a pre-draft visit with Oklahoma running back Demarco Murray. I don’t put too much stock into pre-draft visits. Every team conducts several visits prior to the draft. Yet, it is interesting that Denver is looking at running backs. New Denver coach John Fox will clearly look to add help for Knowshon Moreno either through the draft or in free agency. Murray could be a third-fourth round prospect.
  • Oakland is set to visit with Fresno State defensive end/linebacker Chris Carter. He is expected to be a mid-round prospect.
  • Adam Schefter lists the Broncos and Raiders as two of his four options as potential landing spots for Tiki Barber in his comeback. I could see minor, but not major interest from the Broncos and Raiders.

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