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Monday, April 25, 2011
Bloggers' AFC West mock

By Bill Williamson

Our blogger mock draft fell very favorably for the three AFC West teams with a first-round pick.

Each blogger made the pick for teams in the division they cover. I didn’t have to do a lot of deliberating. Top choices were available at all three spots. Let’s take a look:

No. 2, Denver

Marcell Dareus, Alabama, defensive tackle

Why: Denver could take Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller or Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley, but the Broncos should take the sure thing in Dareus.

No. 18, San Diego

Cam Jordan, DE, California

Why: Our mock has a big run in the middle of the round on pass-rushers. San Diego would be thrilled if Jordan fell to No. 18. He’d fill a need and is a good value here.

No. 21, Kansas City

Muhammad Wilkerson, DL, Temple

Why: I thought Tampa Bay could get Wilkerson and I would have then given the Chiefs Wisconsin tackle Gabe Carimi. But I think Wilkerson is a better immediate fit. This is a good value pick.

Oakland doesn’t have a first-round pick. It traded its choice to New England for defensive lineman Richard Seymour in Sept. 2009.