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April 26, 2:00 PM ET
Chat with Bill Williamson

Bill Williamson
  (2:00 PM)

We have anything to talk about today?

Robert (Bloomington)

Chargers are on the clock, who do they pick from this available cluster: Mercilus, Perry, Upshaw, Hightower, Smith, McCellin?

Bill Williamson
  (2:01 PM)

I'd say Hightower. Best value there.

Andrew (Canada)

Bill, how realistic is it for the chargers to have the option to trade back to the late 20s and subsequently pick up Harrison Smith early in the 2nd round?

Bill Williamson
  (2:02 PM)

I think you can get Smith in the 29-35 range. By the wya, I could see it happening.

Andrew Long (Salisbury, NC)

Is your mock draft for Denver a realistic possibility? I would be ecstatic if we got Brockers, Miller, Osweiler and Heyward.

Bill Williamson
  (2:03 PM)

Heyward has been movingn up lately and you never know with QBs.

Charlie (Denver)

Hey Bill, if Burfict falls to the fourth round do you think the Broncos could pick him up to help at middle linebacker? He would help with run defense and I feel like between Fox and Del Rio we could make him the next Ray Lewis

Bill Williamson
  (2:04 PM)

I know Denver has checked on him. But it just seems that he is going to tumble hard. There is no good vibes on him right now.

Jeff Louisville [via mobile]

Bill, have a fun night...chance Denver trades up for a player

Bill Williamson
  (2:06 PM)

I think trading up is the least of the three options for Denver.You have fun tonight.

Robert (Bloomington)

What's your instinct, Chargers staying put?

Bill Williamson
  (2:06 PM)

I have no idea and I bet neither does A.J. Smith. Everything is on the table by the beach tonight.

Charlie (Denver)

Do you think Denver would have to use a first round pick to snag Doug Martin?

Bill Williamson
  (2:06 PM)

I think he will go in the 28-38 range.

Charlie (Denver)

What's the drop off from DT's like Worthy and Reyes and other DT's like Crick and Thompson?

Bill Williamson
  (2:07 PM)

It all depends on the team. But I think Worthy and Reyes will both be taken a half round to a full round higher than Thompson and Crick.

Jesse Bliss (Boise,Idaho)

Wouldn't it make more sense for Denver to address the future quarterback next year. Peyton has three really good years left. I believe the quarterback should sit two years behind Peyton, then be the starter.

Bill Williamson
  (2:09 PM)

I can see the arguement for either move. If the Broncos love someone like Cousins, Osweiler or Foles, they should taken him. But they can certainly wait if they are not sold on any of these prospects.

Travis (Missouri)

What AFC West teams are most interested in Brandon Weeden? Me as a Chiefs fan really likes this guy. Seems he has what it takes to propel us to the next level. How do you think he fits in the Chiefs plans today or tomorrow?

Bill Williamson
  (2:10 PM)

The only possibility is Kansas City. I think the only way he ends up there is if the Chiefs trade up and take him before the Browns do in the seccond round. For what it's worth, I'da believer in Weeden.

Andrew (Canada)

Is Trent Richardson the next LT?

Bill Williamson
  (2:11 PM)

Bill Polian (I turst immensely) think he's asuperstar in waiting.

Kyle (CA)

Any chance Vontaze Burfict gets his named called today?

Bill Williamson
  (2:11 PM)

It'd be a shock if his name is called tomorrow.

Balls (You know where)

What's the beer of choice as you watch the draft this evening? Be honest, are you going to watch it on ESPN or NFL Network?

Bill Williamson
  (2:13 PM)

No beers while on the clock ... ESPN, as always. It's on right now.

J (Colorado)

What is the best overall first round pick for broncos in the best case scenario?

Bill Williamson
  (2:13 PM)

By staying put? I think it's Brockers.

Franklin (SD)

It seems like Upshaw has really started to slide, but I'm just not buying how everyone thought he was a top 10 pick just a few weeks ago and now he is a late first rounder? This is just the classic draft spokescreen right, cause if he's available at #18 the Chargers would be a perferct fit, right?

Bill Williamson
  (2:14 PM)

Yeha, I think that is possible. I like Upshaw and I know the CHargers has wathced him closely.

Robert (Bloomington)

I like Hightower plenty, however, with the two young guys inside are you projecting him to play OLB?

Bill Williamson
  (2:16 PM)

He is can play a few spots, but I think he cam make an impact on the inside. He and Butler would be a nice pair. He is also a strong pass-rusher.

Possum (ND)

Hey Bill, is there something going on tonight that I am forgetting? Any chance for Den to try and snag either Osi or Freeney in a trade? I do remember them having interest in both Mario and Abraham so I am assuming they want to add that 3rd pass rusher.

Bill Williamson
  (2:17 PM)

Yeah, maybe. I couldn't be shocked if either player was brought in, but at the right price. I think Freeney could be more likely.

Lawrence (KC)

Say that the Chiefs trade down for both of the Patriots first round picks, can you give me some names of guys who you think the Chiefs might be interested in at those spots?

Bill Williamson
  (2:20 PM)

Weeden, Hill, Jonathan Martin, Zeitler, Smith

Michael (Pensacola, FL)

What would it take for the Chargers to move up to the 8th pick?

Bill Williamson
  (2:22 PM)

I think No. 9 is more likley. It'd cost No. 18, No. 49 and a perhaps a late rounder.

Josh (CO)

I think Denver has good enough depth at corner to look at other positions. Agreed?

Bill Williamson
  (2:22 PM)

I think Denver will look at CBs in the mid rounds.

Matt Cassel (KC)

Should i be worried about my Starting Job this weekend?

Bill Williamson
  (2:25 PM)

I think Tannehill, Weeden and Cousins could be on the radar.

McNutty (Seattle)

Do you miss the Tebow questions?

Bill Williamson
  (2:25 PM)

No sir, not all.

Hunter (California)

What are your 1st round top 5 picks?

Bill Williamson
  (2:25 PM)

Luck, RGIII< Kalil, Richardson, Claiborne.

Benny (Halifax)

Hey Bill I love the blog, and subsequently have a great question for you. How crazy is it to expect Vincent Brown to be the Chargers leading receiver in TDs this year?

Bill Williamson
  (2:26 PM)

I could see it, sure. I like that kid.

Josh (CO)

Lets say none of the top DTs are there at 25 but somehow upshaw is. Does Denver grab a LB?

Bill Williamson
  (2:27 PM)

In that case, I think it would be Martin, Hill or a trade back.

Bill Williamson
  (2:27 PM)

WHere's the Raiders' questions today?

Marc (Denver)

BW - A lot of buzz today around Mark Barron to the Chiefs @ #11. Aside from being an Eric Berry insurance policy, what do you think of EB and Mark Barron at the two safety positions for KC?

Bill Williamson
  (2:28 PM)

I thionk it would be a wow paring. Just a pure wow pairing.

Jack (KC)

Any chance the Chiefs improve their pass rush with Coples? If Poe is considered as a boom/bust project for KC why not Coples? Grab a NT in 2 or 3 and the D is set.

Bill Williamson
  (2:29 PM)

I think thye relaly like Justin Houston.

Kevin (SD)

I feel the largest area of need is in the secondary for the chargers. Does AJ feel the same way?

Bill Williamson
  (2:30 PM)

He loves Barron and Smith, so safety is an area to watch.

Josh (CO)

Could Denver be looking to trade Moreno for a 7th?

Bill Williamson
  (2:30 PM)

Who would want him?

J (Colorado)

What would be a very surprising pick for the Broncos at 25?

Bill Williamson
  (2:30 PM)

Fleener.

Tim (Denver)

Any chance the Raiders trade into the first two rounds? If so, where and for whom?

Bill Williamson
  (2:31 PM)

Thank you ... If they do I think it'd be in the second half of the second round or maybe early in the third round.

Paul (K.C)

The buzz in kc is the chiefs really like cousins and are prepared to take him in rd2 do you think that would be a good fit?

Bill Williamson
  (2:31 PM)

Yeah, I like that pairing.

Robert (Bloomington)

The Chargers spent a 2nd on Mouton last year, so Hightower as an ILB, being a relatively low priority position, concerns me, but if he can transition to OLB as some scouts have alluded to then I could see it

Bill Williamson
  (2:33 PM)

Mouton is more of a special teamer and he was hurt. Hightower is a better prospect.

David (Austin)

What is the best case scenario for Chiefs getting Luke at 11 or trading back and pickup up Poe?

Bill Williamson
  (2:34 PM)

I ,like Kuechly as a nice safe pick at No. 11 if he's there/

Robert (Bloomington)

Any feel for Chargers opinion on the USC passrusher

Bill Williamson
  (2:35 PM)

I think Nick Perry could be available in the No. 26-35 range. Trade down possibility. If somehow, the Charegrs got Perry and Smith, it'd be a good ealry part of the draft.

James Ahn (Lynchburg, VA)

I'm not sold at all on Cason. What do you think?

Bill Williamson
  (2:36 PM)

They'll give him one more year.

Tony (Richmond, CA)

Will the Chiefs take the bait and draft the overrated Dontari Poe? Or select a more reliable player such as Fletcher Cox to strengthen their front line?

Bill Williamson
  (2:36 PM)

At this point, I sense Poe would be passed on and Cox will be gone.

mike(Las Vegas) [via mobile]

Bill why didn't the raider go after Samuel if all they had to give was a 7th round pick...he would of solved all there problems at conerback

Bill Williamson
  (2:36 PM)

No money, brother.

Fett (hiding under Possum's bed)

BW, AJ has talked about using the 18 on a Pass Rusher and Safety. With the days before the draft being all about misinformation...what are the chances of him taking an Olinemen like Glenn or Martin?

Bill Williamson
  (2:37 PM)

I thinK DeCastro could be an option if he is there. Not sure if he will there, though.

Dan A. (Rochester, NY)

Bill, in the past comp picks were not tradeable. With the new CBA, is that still the case? I know people want the Raiders to trade up from 95, but I don't think that is an option.

Bill Williamson
  (2:41 PM)

Comp picks can not be traded. The only picks the Raiders can trade in this draft are the fifth and sixth-round picks. Thus, if the Raiders want to move up in second or the third, they will likely have to deal future picks. I think Reggee McKenzie wants to keep his future picks, so any major trade up could be unlikely.

Raiders Godfather (San Francisco, CA)

The Raiders need an inpact player at #95 and there will be at least three or four OLB/DE that would fit for them. Who do you think is the best fit?

Bill Williamson
  (2:41 PM)

I like the kid from Troy.

Dan A. (Rochester, NY)

Do you think the Raiders can find a good pass catching TE at 95? I think that is the one starting position they have open.

Bill Williamson
  (2:42 PM)

It's not a great TE class, but they will consider tight ends at No. 95.

Josh (CO)

Any AFC West teams in the running to draft a Kicker or Punter?

Bill Williamson
  (2:42 PM)

I think this is the best specialist division in the NFL. All set.

James (Lynchburg, VA)

Who starts at left guard for the Chargers at game 1?

Bill Williamson
  (2:44 PM)

DeCastro or Tyronne Green.

Scott (Huntington Beach )

I really hope denver can go D first pick, then grab LaMichale James 2nd round. Does that seem logical?

Bill Williamson
  (2:45 PM)

Yes, very. San Diego likes James as well.

Don (Berkeley, CA)

Who position will the Raiders target with their first pick?

Bill Williamson
  (2:45 PM)

CB, OLB,TE, OL

bill (denver)

Bill do u think broncos will add a cb tonight?

Bill Williamson
  (2:46 PM)

That would be a tad surprising, but if Kirkpatrick fell, maybe he'd be considered.

James (Lynchburg, VA)

Any chance we replace Jeromey Clary through this draft? I'm not sold on the guy at all.

Bill Williamson
  (2:46 PM)

I think the Chargers have that scenario, but it's low on the list.

Jeff Denver [via mobile]

Bill, I think Brocker is a better fit for Denver should they trade up a few spots to ensure they get him?

Bill Williamson
  (2:46 PM)

Maybe, but only if the trade up is not far.

Ian (DC)

Any thoughts on the rumor having Denver move up to 7 to take Stephon Gilmore?

Bill Williamson
  (2:48 PM)

That would be pretty costly.

James (Lynchburg, VA)

What's the status with Tomlinson?

Bill Williamson
  (2:48 PM)

Staus quo.

Tim (Denver)

How much input has Manning had on Denver's draft? Are they calling him to confirm their picks?

Bill Williamson
  (2:48 PM)

Doubt it.

Fett (hiding in Possum's closet now)

Odds on AJ moving back up into the 1st to take SS Smith out of Notre Dame if they miss on Barron?

Bill Williamson
  (2:49 PM)

A real possibility, yes ... Be careful in there.

Jeff (Colorado Springs)

Why Lamar Miller over Doug Martin, David Wilson, and LaMichael James in your latest mock draft?

Bill Williamson
  (2:50 PM)

Well, he is not over Martin. Martin is gone on my baord at No. 57. i just think Miller is a type who is being underrated. He'd be a great value at No. 59.

Jason (Missouri)

Bill,I love the idea of the Chiefs taking Decastro, but can't they trade down to maximize his value?

Bill Williamson
  (2:51 PM)

I think they could get him at 16 if the Cowboys don't take him at No. 14. It may be worth the risk.

Josh (CO)

Which one of the picks in your Broncos mock was the one from the Jets for Tebow? Im going to watch that player and hope he does well...

Bill Williamson
  (2:51 PM)

First fourth-rounder, 108.

Tom (FTL)

Any reason for a Raider fan to watch tonight? I'm think about going to the gym instead.

Bill Williamson
  (2:52 PM)

Yeah, maybe tomorrow night.

Dan A. (Rochester, NY)

I know the Raiders don't have a pick today but can you at least answer a couple of Raiders questions?

Bill Williamson
  (2:52 PM)

I have, including one of yours.

Tim (Denver)

If you're the Raiders, do you draft a late QB in case Palmer doesn't get any better?

Bill Williamson
  (2:53 PM)

Probably next year.

Mike(Stockton) [via mobile]

Will the raiders sign nick Collins he really help out

Bill Williamson
  (2:54 PM)

The only reason why he was cut is he has a serious neck injury. If he gets healthy, the Raiders and several other teams would likely be interested.

David (Austin)

I hear that the Chargers may want to move up. What is the likelihood that the Chiefs and Chargers flip picks? Is intradivision pick swapping common?

Bill Williamson
  (2:55 PM)

I think the Chargers would have to get up to No. 10 if they wnat someone.

David (Austin)

Lets say that Trent R falls out of the top 10 tonight, do the Chiefs use him as bait to trade back or do they get him?

Bill Williamson
  (2:56 PM)

They'd probably take him. But I don't see it happening.

Jeremyave (Denver)

How are you doing today BW?

Bill Williamson
  (2:56 PM)

Good, you?

PT (Franklin, NC)

There's a rumor about Oakland really liking QB Tyler Hansen out of Colorado, as a potential undrafted free agent, do you know anything about him?

Bill Williamson
  (2:57 PM)

Just a developmental guy.

Alicia (Colombia)

hi bill..what time is draft please?

Bill Williamson
  (2:57 PM)

8 p.m. ET.

Tyler (PA)

What do you think are the odds Poe is available at 25? And would Denver want him? Thanks!

Bill Williamson
  (2:58 PM)

There has been some talk he could fall there, but I think Pittsburgh would take him at No. 25. I think Denver would love to get him.

Ronnie Hillman (SDSU)

I thin I could do some damage with Chargers if they pic AND im a late rounder Dont you think?

Bill Williamson
  (3:00 PM)

You would be a good late-round value, sure.

Jake (St. Louis)

Hey, Bill! Big fan of your blog! Who is the better back? Martin or Miller? Thanks!

Bill Williamson
  (3:00 PM)

Socuts like Martin. He is a late first-rounder. Miller is more of a second rounder.

Bill Williamson
  (3:00 PM)

Great hour folks, enjoy the draft.