Todd McShay has offered his final mock draft, in an Insider piece, and he has some extremely interesting choices for the three AFC West teams that are picking in the first round.
McShay has the Chiefs taking Alabama safety Mark Barron. There has been increased talk in the past couple of days that the Chiefs are on Barron. It makes sense. Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli loves players from the SEC. A Barron-Eric Berry combination would be potentially out of this world.
Barron has become one of the hottest names in the draft, and there have been reports the Chargers could try to trade up from No. 18 to get him. Perhaps they will have to leapfrog a rival to get Barron.
McShay has the Chargers doing just fine for themselves. He has South Carolina’s Melvin Ingram dropping to No. 18. Folks, if that happens, you will hear roars of excitement from the Chargers’ war room. He’d be the impact 3-4 pass-rusher the Chargers have been craving.
McShay completes his AFC West blockbuster first round with Denver taking Boise State running back Doug Martin. I know the Broncos like Martin, and with the top defensive tackles off the board, maybe this is where the Broncos will be headed, although they might be able to trade down and still get Martin.