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AFC West NFL Draft Breakdown and Draft Grade

AFC West Draft Breakdowns:

Kansas City Chiefs

Pick 58- Missouri Nick Bolton LB

Pick 63- Oklahoma OL Creed Humphrey

Pick 144- Florida State DE Joshua Kaindoh

Pick 152- Duke TE Noah Gray

Pick 181- Clemson WR Cornell Powell

Pick 226- Tennessee OL Trey Smith

Draft Grade: B

Fantasy Impact: For a team that is set to be a Super Bowl contender for years to come they didn't need much. Olineman Creed Humphrey and Trey Smith help with oline depth as they continue to build an oline to protect superstar QB Patrick Mahomes and create lanes for young RB CEH. TE Noah Gray helps fill TE depth as outside Travis Kelce they dont have much. WR Powell was kinda overshadowed by other WRs at Clemson but has so much potential coming in to an offense that loves to throw the ball he should slot in behind Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman as the WR to replace Sammy Watkins who left in FA. He probably wont have much value in redraft leagues this year but could be a sneaky pick for dynasty teams looking for depth.

Los Angeles Chargers

Pick 13- Northwestern OT Rashawn Slater

Pick 47- Florida State CB Asante Samuel Jr.

Pick 77- Tennessee WR Josh Palmer

Pick 97- Georgia TE Tre' McKitty

Pick 118- Nebraska OT Brenden Jaimes

Pick 185- Iowa LB Nick Niemann

Pick 198- Missouri RB Larry Roundtree III

Pick 241- Georgia S Mark Webb

Draft Grade: A

Fantasy Impact: The Chargers grabbed one of the Top OT in the 2021 draft in Slater though he might hold any fantasy relevance but his presence helps the fantasy relevance of 2020 OROY Justin Herbert who despite setting rookie records was under pressure alot throughout the 2020 season and Slater at 6'4 304lbs should solidify the left side of the Oline. Round 3 picks Palmer and McKitty might have much fantasy impact in 2021 but they bring depth to their positions. 6th round pick RB Roundtree III comes into an RB group that dealt with a lot of injuries in 2020 he could see limited playing time but could have the chance to play if injuries continue to be a problem. Roundtree could be a late round player selected in dynasty leagues.

Las Vegas Raiders

Pick 17- Alabama OT Alex Leatherwood

Pick 43- TCU S Trevon Moehrig

Pick 79- Buffalo DE Malcom Koonce

Pick 80- Virginia Tech S/LB Divine Deablo

Pick 143- Missouri S Tyree Gillespie

Pick 167- Illinois CB Nate Hobbs

Pick 230- Pittsburgh C Jimmy Morrissey

Draft Grade: C

The Raiders might have reached at pick 17 with OT Leatherwood but they had a big hole at RT with Trent Brown being traded away to the Patriots. The Raiders hope Leatherwood solidifies the right side of the line to help protect QB Derek Carr and help with the running game of star RB Josh Jacobs and recently signed RB Kenyan Drake.

Denver Broncos

Pick 9- Alabama CB Patrick Surtain II

Pick 39- UNC RB Javonte Williams

Pick 98- Wisconsin Whitewater OG Quinn Mienerz

Pick 105- Ohio State LB Baron Browning

Pick 152- Texas S Caden Sterns

Pick 164- Indiana S Jamar Johnson

Pick 219- Auburn WR Seth Williams

Pick 237- LSU CB Kary Vincent

Pick 239- Ohio State LB Jonathan Cooper

Pick 258- Mississippi State DE Marquiss Spencer

Draft Grade: B+

Fantasy Impact: The Broncos might be set at QB with Lock and Bridgewater competing for the starting role but they surprised everyone not taking one with the 9th pick with Justin Fields and Mac Jones still on the board. Arguably the top RB in the draft behind Najee Harris 2nd round pick Javonte Williams who the Broncos traded up to get should slide right in behind Melvin Gordon as the RB2 and should fill the role left by Phillip Lindsay. He will probably be used as the 3rd down back though he need to work on his pass catching but should contribute to the Denver running game immediately. If the Broncos let Gordon walk after the 2021 season Williams would take the starting job and become one of the top RB in the NFL. 3rd round OG should fill in depth on the oline potentially competing with Cushenberry for the starting center role. 6th round pick WR Seth Williams probably won't see a lot of playing time on a stacked roster of WRs but his size could be a threat in Red zone opportunities.


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