Updated Mock Draft for AFC West-Three Rounds
Kansas City Chiefs:
1.1 Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
3.1 Kiko Alonso, LB, Oregon
3.34 Comp William Gholston, DE, Michigan State
There is really not much for mystery at the first pick. The franchising of Brandon Albert caused a little, but we all know he will either reluctantly move to the Right Tackle or could be traded. There are not any holes in Joeckel’s game that suggest that he shouldn’t be the top player drafted. The only thing we see going differently here is if the Chiefs somehow go for Eric Fisher, or if a team wanted Geno Smith so bad they jumped the Jags. Chiefs fans will have a long wait until the top of th third round. Here we can see them grabbing some LB help with Alonso.
1.3 Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
3.4 Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
The Raiders are in a great position to take who falls to them at number three in this mock draft. We should see the Raiders go with the top Defensive Lineman here since they have depleted their front. We could see a pass rusher in the first round too, but Floyd appears to be a safer bet than the top pass rushers. Coming around at the top of the third round they get a first round talent on the end, with the usual concerns that the Raiders don’t mind. Montgomery’s stock has fallen since admitting to taking entire games off. The Raiders could be on the good end of his trying to redeem himself.
San Diego Chargers:
1.11 Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
2.13 Alex Okafor, OLB , Texas
3.14 Dwayne Gratz, CB, Connecticut
The Chargers would have loved to have been able to get one of the top tackles, but that is not going to happen outside of the Top 10 this year. The Chargers can still address the offensive line by grabbing Cooper. Mingo and Jones are potential picks here as well to address a need at pass rush. The Chargers are in a position where they are going to have to move up to get who they want at OT in the first round. If they sit still, they can still beef up the line with Cooper at Guard. The nest two picks go on the defensive side of the ball with pass rush and pass defense.
1.28 Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
2.26 Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU
3.28 David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State
Denver got themselves in a Defensive End bind with the Elvis Dumerville fiasco. Jones stock is rising to late first round at just the right time. In the next two rounds of this mock draft we can see them continue to add to their defense with Minter at LB and adding youth at corner with Amerson.
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