Kansas City Chiefs: Best Roster In The AFC West?

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Denver Broncos corner Chris Harris
Denver Broncos corner Chris Harris. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports /


Denver Broncos – Chris Harris/Aqib Talib:  This one is pretty easy.  Chris Harris and Aqib Talib are one of the top corner duos in the NFL.  Both players are legitimate stars in their own right, but together they make it nearly impossible for opposing offenses to attack downfield.  Rank: 1st

Kansas City Chiefs – Marcus Peters/Philip Gaines:  Marcus Peters had a phenomenal rookie season, and might be the best corner on this list.  However, he only has one season under his belt.  The real problem here is that Phillip Gaines has flashed talent, but has been unable to play a full season in the NFL.  The Chiefs have some big questions here.  Rank: 4th

Oakland Raiders – David Amerson/Sean Smith:  David Amerson really had a breakout season last year and showed himself to be a quality cornerback.  Then the Raiders went out and added former Chiefs corner Sean Smith.  That was a solid move that makes this pairing easily the second (though a distant second) best in the division.  Rank: 2nd

San Diego Chargers – Brandon Flowers/Jason Verrett:  Brandon Flowers is a savvy veteran who knows all of the ins and outs of the position.  However, he is getting old and has always been on the small side.  Opposing quarterbacks and receivers know how to go after him.  Jason Verrett is an up and coming corner who can already claim to be one of the better players in the league.  Rank: 3rd

Total Points – DEN: 25  KC: 31  OAK: 30  SD: 22

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