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Thursday, January 14, 2010
Inside the AFC West's All-Pro picks

By Bill Williamson

Let’s break down the AFC West’s representation on the All-Pro team that was announced Thursday:

Denver

First team

Ryan Clady, left tackle

My take: Clady is getting the love in his second season that escaped him in his fantastic rookie season.

Elvis Dumervil, LB

My take: Dumervil and his NFL-leading 17 sacks couldn’t be denied.

Second team

Brian Dawkins, S

My take: The Broncos couldn’t be any happier with the veteran in his first season in Denver.

Anyone robbed? Brandon Marshall could argue a second-team spot, but ending the season by being benched didn’t help his cause.

Kansas City

No Kansas City player made the first or second team.

Anyone robbed? No.

Oakland

First team

Shane Lechler, P

My take: You can’t argue with Lechler. He had his best season in a stellar career.

Second team

Nnamdi Asomugha, CB

My take: It’s nice to see Asomugha get some respect around the league.

Anyone robbed? Kicker Sebastian Janikowski was nails all season.

San Diego

First team

Nate Kaeding, K

My take: Kaeding is an underrated weapon on this deadly offense.

Second team

Kris Dielman, G

My take: Dielman is one of the most-respected linemen in the league.

Antonio Gates, TE

My take: This was one of the best seasons in a special career.

Anyone robbed? Philip Rivers and Vincent Jackson both had very nice seasons.