AFC West draft odds and ends

April, 25, 2009
4/25/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Oakland's choice of Ohio University safety Mike Mitchell raised some eyebrows around the league. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. said he was an undrafted free agent-talent. Some teams did like Mitchell but the fact that he was drafted in the second round was a surprise to many.

Still, Oakland coach Tom Cable said Mitchell was a good pick because he is such a hard hitter and a good runner. Oakland will probably try to take a tackle sometime Sunday.

Denver traded its two third-round picks to Pittsburgh to take North Carolina tight end Richard Quinn with the 64th and final pick of Saturday. Denver got Pittsburgh's fourth rounder in the deal. Quinn said Saturday night he was "shocked" to be taken in the second round. He thought he'd be a third or fourth rounder.

Denver coach Josh McDaniels said Quinn's presence doesn't alter Tony Scheffler's role with Denver. Scheffler is a receiving tight end while Quinn and starter Daniel Graham are blocking specialists.

Denver had five draft picks Saturday. San Diego and Kansas City had one draft.

Watch for San Diego to target a defensive lineman, safety and inside linebacker Saturday in addition to running back.

The Chiefs did not extend the contract of quarterback Matt Cassel. It wouldn't be a surprise if Cassel eventually signs an extension.

Now that the first round is over it would be major surprise if Kansas City trades defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey. He was rumored to go to Atlanta.

The Broncos will likely try to add to their thin defensive line Sunday.

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