McShay tabs big names for AFC West

March, 28, 2013
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ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay has offered another mock draftInsider 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:

First round

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.

Second round

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.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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