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Monday, March 11, 2013
Thoughts on Kiper Jr.'s mock for AFC West

By Bill Williamson

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has offered another mock draft Insider in an Insider piece. Let’s take a look at his choices for the AFC West teams:

1. Kansas City: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M

My take: It’s starting to look like Joeckel may be the pick. He’d move to right tackle for this season and be insurance if Branden Albert leaves in free agency next year.

3. Oakland: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida

My take: This is starting to look like a strong possibility. Todd McShay had him tabbed here last week and I have him here in my latest mock. He would help Oakland’s defense immensely.

11. San Diego: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma

My take: This is also starting to look like a real possibility. Along with McShay, I also selected Johnson at this pick. But the Chargers could sign a left tackle in free agency.

28. Denver: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington

My take: This isn’t a bad idea. Trufant is rising and the Broncos are looking for a cornerback. But they could add one in free agency.