AFC West Draft Recap

The Kansas City Chiefs led the way with the first pick of the draft. The 2013 offseason Has been exciting for last years worst team. Lets look at how the entire division did and who may help your fantasy team.


Denver Broncos
In round one the Denver Broncos selected Sylvester Williams from North Carolina. He should help against the rush and move the pocket in passing situation.
Round two Denver took runningback Monte Ball from Wisconsin. The former Badger will get his chance to be the main back. Competing with McGahee who is coming off another injury and getting older. Grab Ball in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts.
In round three, Cornerback Kayvon Webster was drafted and will add depth. In round five they had two picks. Quanterus Smith was taken and could be a nice piece in the future as a pass rusher. He wont have much impact if any this season due to an injury. Tavarres King also went in the fifth. He is an average receiver who wont see the field much unless there is an injury. If he does see the field in this case pick him up. Anyone can have value with manning throwing to you.
In round six and seven The broncos took Vinston Painter, an Offensive tackle who will compete for a roster spot. Zac Dysert from Miami (OH) was the last pick. He’s a quarterback who will fight to make the team this upcoming summer.

Kansas City Chiefs
Eric Fisher was the first overall pick in the 2013 draft. The former Central Michigan tackle may start on the right side this season and transition over to left next season. He will be the anchor for years to come.
With no pick in round two, the Chiefs had two in the third. Tight end Travis Kelce from Cincinnati should contribute from the get go. Draft him in later rounds. He is a receiving threat who can line up in multiple spots. Their second pick in the third, Knile Davis was taken. A big runningback with speed will spell Jamaal Charles at times. His injury history and bad fumbling issues are a concern and the reason he didn’t earlier. I’d put Davis on my watch list but wouldn’t draft him.
The rest of the KC draft was mostly defense. Niko Johnson and Sanders Commings could help out the depth this season. In round seven the Chiefs grabbed Mike Catapano a defensive end with upside. He could end up making someone look very smart in the future by racking up the sacks.

Oakland Raiders
Oakland took at chance early on Cornerback DJ Hayden from Houston. Hayden had a near fatal injury when he tore a vein near his heart during practice last season. If he works out health-wise this should be a great pick.
Melenik Watson Went in the second. Watson is a big tackle prospect who could start on the right side.
Sio Moore from Connecticut will push for a starting spot at outside linebacker.
Former Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson is an interesting prospect. He could end up starting at some point this season. He has impressed early.
Latavius Murray from Central Florida is a player to keep an eye on for sure. Darren McFadden hasn’t been able to stay healthy. Murray can run and catch and I would draft him in later rounds. Especially if Mcfadden is on your roster.
Also in the sixth The Raiders took two tight ends. Nick Kasa is new to the position and will take some time to develop. Mychal Rivera from Tennessee is a bigger wide receiver frame. He doesn’t have great speed but could be a redzone threat a some point. I wouldn’t draft either tight end.
Brice Brown was drafted in the seventh. Brown has size and speed and should see the field. keep him on your watch list. He could be a decent pick up. If not this year keep him in mind for the future.

San Diego Chargers
The Chargers had a nice draft, Taking DJ Fluker in round one to upgrade the offensive line.
In round two they selected Manti Te’o who should start this season. He may take his lumps early but in the end should be a solid player.
In round three the chargers took wide receiver Keenan Allen. Allen will contribute right away and should be drafted in mid to later rounds.
The next two picks were spent of defense. In the seventh they took a shot on quarterback Brad Sorensen from Southern Utah. He will compete for a roster spot.


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