ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay has offered another mock draft in an Insider piece. This time, McShay is going two rounds deep. Let’s take a look at his choices for the AFC West teams:
1. Kansas City: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M,
My take: This looks like the most official pick at this point. Things can change, but it looks like Joeckel.
3. Oakland: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
My take: This is very interesting. But with the Carson Palmer situation percolating, Smith may be the choice. Still, Oakland has great needs on defense.
11. San Diego: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
My take: This would be awesome value and the Chargers would have a nasty front three. But where is the left tackle? It’s the Chargers’ greatest need. But Lane Johnson is off the board, so I like the Star choice.
28. Denver: Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame
My take: It could happen, but the Broncos also need a running back and a pass-rusher. But if Te’o is the best player on the board, he should be the choice.
45. San Diego: Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
My take: There’s the tackle for San Diego. Is he ready to start? We’ll see, but he was a combine star. Great athlete.
55. Denver: Sio Moore, LB, Connecticut
My take: He’s an athletic weakside linebacker.
Note: Kansas City and Oakland do not have picks in the second round.