Fixing The AFC West With @Dingas4
2017 Record: 5-11
4TH In AFC West
Cornerback, Linebacker, Offensive Lineman, Tightend, Wide Receiver, Runningback, Edge.
Team Outlook: When Aqib Talib was moved to the Rams, the Broncos may have inadvertently expedited their search for a top cornerback. They still need to add competition at tackle and potentially a starter at guard. Shane Ray has been inconsistent and the Broncos might look to add competition with an edge rusher. Virgil Green departed and the depth chart is wide open so tightend is a must, a capable three down runningback would be a welcome addition to this team, and the top two receivers are both over 30 years old so Denver should be thinking wide out at some point.
Round 1, Pick 12, 12th Overall - Marcus Davenport, Edge, UTSA - (Via trade with Bills) one thing you have to do in the AFC West is get after the QB. Davenport is raw but oozes potential as a pass rush specialist.
Round 1, Pick 22, 22nd Overall - Will Hernadez, Guard, UTEP - (Via trade with Bills) I strongly considered drafting Nelson with the 5th overall pick but trading back with Buffalo allows the Broncos to shore up their O-Line.
Round 2, Pick 8, 40th Overall - Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa - The Broncos have 2 capable corners in Roby and Harris but after seeing Talib walk they need add his replacement via the draft and Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson is NFL ready.
Round 3, Pick 7, 71st Overall - Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia - An ideal scenario to add a back of Chubb’s ability, however with Chubb's incredible versatility he may not be available this late, Rashaad Penny is more likely to be here, and would also be an excellent fit with Denver.
Round 3, Pick 35, 99th Overall - Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State - Another addition to the O-Line, Jones has work to do before becoming a full time starter as he is still raw, but helps Denver become deeper at a currently thin position.
Round 4 Pick 6, 106th Overall - BJ Hill, DT, North Carolina State - Hill has no quit and a motor than runs in high gear all of the time. You can count on him becoming a starter and a fan favorite right away.
Round 4, Pick 13, 113th Overall - Jessie Bates, SS, Wake Forest - The Broncos will look to add a safety in the draft so why not add one of the best in Jesse Bates. He is quickly climbing up draft boards as we speak.
Round 5, Pick 12, 149th Overall - Mike White QB Western Kentucky - Keenum and Lynch are probably not the long term answer so they look to a development quarterback here in Mike White here.
Round 5, Pick 23, 160th Overall - Ritchie James WR Middle Tennessee State - Thomas and Sanders are getting up there in age and carry high cap hits, the Broncos have Carlos Henderson waiting in the wings and adding another young WR would be beneficial.
2017 Record 6-10
3rd In AFC West
Position Needs: Cornerback, Linebacker, Offensive Lineman, Safety, Edge, Runingback.
Team Outlook: The Raiders don't have any cornerbacks that are worth discussing, and will likely add more help at both CB and safety. There is no question that the inside linebacker spot also needs to be addressed prior to the mid rounds. LT Donald Penn turns 35 this year and the Raiders should be looking for a long-term solution at left tackle. David Sharpe is also better suited for the right side.
Round 1, Pick 10, 10th Overall - Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville - Raiders add a long press corner here, personally I would prefer to see them select a linebacker but that’s not something they are likely to do.
Round 2, Pick 9, 41st Overall - Harrison Phillips, DL, Stanford - Raiders need help everywhere on defense and Phillips is a guy that can play right now and make an impact as a rookie.
Round 3, Pick 11, 75th Overall - Lorenzo Carter, Edge, Goergia - Add Carter to Mack and Irvin and you should be able to get after the QB which is something the Raiders struggle to do.
Round 4, Pick 10, 110th Overall - Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame - Swapping Crabtree for Nelson to pair with Cooper is not a viable long term solution. Seth Roberts isn’t a great wide receiver three option, add St. Brown and Nelson to the outside and Cooper in the slot and now you got something.
Round 5, Pick 22, 159th Overall - Genard Avery, LB, Memphis - Avery is a straight out baller, after passing on ‘backers in the early rounds they land a good one here.
Round 5, Pick 36, 173rd Overall - Siren Neal. CB/S, Jacksonville State - Raiders need versatile DB's and Neal can handle both cornerback and Safety but appears to be better suited at safety.
Round 6, Pick 11, 185th Overall - Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn - Likely not around this late in the draft and may have to settle for a less talented back however Johnson would be an ideal fit.
Round 6, Pick 38, 212th Overall - Christian Sam, LB, Arizona State - Raiders add another LB from this year’s draft class in Sam, with intentions he can step right in and play soon.
Round 6, Pick 42, 216th Overall - Brett Toth, OT, Army - Drafting Toth means you are willing to wait a couple years for him to be available. Raiders line is strong and this is a looking to the future pick.
Round 6, Pick 43, 217th Overall - KJ Malone, G, Louisiana State - Again similar to Toth, Malone is not ready right now and needs time to develop but you can never have enough O-Line depth.
Round 7, Pick 10, 228th Overall - Jordan Lasley, WR, UCLA - There are some off field concern that will cause him to slide but to me that screams an Oakland Raider value pick.
Los Angeles Chargers
2017 Record 9-7
2nd In AFC West
Position Needs: Linebacker, Offensive Lineman, Defensive Lineman, Runningback, Edge.
Team Outlook: The Chargers should be looking for an upgrade over Russell Okung and Joe Barksdale at tackle. They have an incredible duo of edge rushers in Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, but need some assistsnce along the interior of the defensive line and at inside linebacker. While it may not be an early round priority, they need a young QB to groom behind Philip Rivers.
Round 1, Pick 17, 17th Overall - Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame - Its wild in the AFC west, and Rivers isn’t getting any younger, the chargers window to win is now. McGlinchey is a plug and play right now.
Round 2, Pick 16, 48th Overall - Ronnie Harrison, SS, Alabama - Speaking of plug and play landing Harrison in the second is a steal. Not only is he ready now but he’s pretty darn good.
Round 3, Pick 20, 84th Overall - Da'Shaun Hand, DT, Alabama - Chargers stick with Alabama here in the third round and bolster that defensive line building depth on the interior, using the recent Eagles model for defensive success.
Round 4, Pick 19, 119th Overall - John Kelly, RB, Tennessee- Melvin Gordon had himself another incredibly productive year last year but injuries are always a concern with him and any other runningback for that matter. Plug Kelly in as an RB2 and you are covered if something happens to Gordon.
Round 5, Pick 18, 155th Overall - Luke Falk, QB, Washington State- Definitely not my first choice but perhaps a few years of learning from one of the best in Phillip Rivers and Falk could potentially take over one day.
Round 6, Pick 17, 191st Overall - Daurice Fountain, WR, Northern Iowa - Fountain is an explosive option out of the slot and could produce sooner than later giving Rivers another weapon.
Round 7, Pick 33, 251st Overall - Matthew Thomas, LB. Florida State - I would be shocked if he was still here this late in the draft but you can't blame me for trying, or the Chargers for wanting to add linebacker depth this late.
Kansas City Chiefs
2017 Record 10-6
1st In AFC West
Position Needs: Cornerback, Linebacker, Offensive Lineman, Defensive Lineman, Wide Receiver
Team Outlook: The Chiefs have shuffled the deck with their cornerbacks, but they should still be looking for a starting cornerback who can take the ball away, as well as looking for an upgrade at safety. There should be an additional focus on finding edge-rush talent. The re-signing of Jarvis Jenkins helps up front, but the Chiefs might still look for a plugger in the middle. They could always use added depth along the offensive line, too.
Round 2, Pick 22, 54th Overall - Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida - Hughes can make plays on the ball and after dealing Marcus Peters, the Chiefs need to replace some of that production.
Round 3, Pick 14, 78th Overall - Frank Ragnow, C/G, Arkansas - With essentially a rookie at quarterback and a talented second year runningback, the whole offense will love this pick. As Ragnow can play Center and guard.
Round 3, Pick 22, 86th Overall - Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina - Yes Kelce is there already but let’s give your franchise QB some additional weapons. Imagine 2 tightend sets with Hurst and Kelce….good times!
Round 4, Pick 22, 122nd Overall - Alex Cappa, OT, Humboldt State - Chiefs are well aware that in the AFC West you need a solid O-Line to keep the elite pass rushers at bay, plus check out his flow.
Round 6, Pick 22, 196th Overall - Justin Jones, DT, North Carolina State - Chiefs would be excited to see Jones drop this far as he can move into a rotational situation right away.
Round 7, Pick 15, 233rd Overall - Akrum Wadley, RB, Iowa - If you’ve followed the Chiefs off season at all they’ve been looking at plenty of secondary RB options. Wadley would be a nice compliment to Hunt.
Round 7, Pick 25, 243rd Overall - Allen Lazard, WR, Iowa State - I would love to see the Chiefs add a large framed athletic receiver to pair with their young developing quarterback.