• Matt Oehl

TDA AFC West Draft Grades

Denver Broncos: B

The Denver Broncos had a solid draft. I was a little surprised to see them pass up on Justin Fields at 9 but they were able to bring in a nice consolation prize in Patrick Surtain II. Surtain was my highest rated corner and helps make that Denver secondary arguably the best in the NFL. Javonte Williams was a surprise to me as they do have Melvin Gordon, Williams is a super talented RB who will immediately get touches. Quinn Meinerz was one of the best stories of the draft. A D3 prospect who made a name for himself at the Senior Bowl. Some solid depth picks towards the back half of the draft in Browning, Sterns, and Johnson who could all come in and earn snaps on special teams and defense.

Kansas City Chiefs: B

The Chiefs continued their trend of rebuilding the offensive line by drafting Creed Humphrey and Trey Smith who could both compete for snaps immediately. Smith, who fell to the 6th round is someone who could end up being a steal and I believe should've been drafted much earlier. Nick Bolton, who was their second round pick, is going to be a good defender at the 2nd level and excels in run defense. Noah Grey and Cornell Powell both bring in some much needer depth for pass catchers behind Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, and Mecole Hardman.

Los Angelas Chargers: A-

The Chargers had an excellent first two rounds of the draft. Slater is an great tackle prospect who will help protect their franchise QB for the foreseeable future. They than came back in the second round and drafted cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. who is a slightly undersized, tough corner who can play in a receivers face or play off if he needs to. They added some depth with Josh Palmer and Tre McKitty who are two prospects who I believe are being overlooked.

Las Vegas Raiders: C+

The Raiders are now known for consistently reaching in the first round. Alex Leatherwood is a solid tackle prospect but he would no doubt have been there in the second or third round and they could've taken someone like Teven Jenkins. Now their second round pick, Trevon Moehrig would've made a lot more sense in the first round so them being able to grab him in the second helps there grade a little as he is a ballhawking safety who could thrive as a single high safety. The biggest question mark I have with the Raiders is that they drafted three safeties in total after taking a 1st round safety this season as well as a 1st round safety in 2019 with Jonathan Abrams. There were some questionable picks in this class in my opinion and it will be interesting to see how this season plays out with Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock.

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