Kansas City Chiefs: Best Roster In The AFC West?

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas
Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports /

Wide Receiver

Denver Broncos – Demaryius Thomas/Emmanuel Sanders:  Demaryius Thomas may be one of the top five wide receivers in the NFL.  He’s a physically dominant player and a tremendous weapon for the Broncos.  That’s in addition to Emmanuel Sanders who would be the top wide receiver for at least 15 NFL franchisese.  This is an easy one.  Rank: 1st

Kansas City Chiefs – Jeremy Maclin/Rod Streater:  The Chiefs are still building their wide receiver corps.  Jeremy Maclin is a stud, but there isn’t much behind him.  While there is some hope around Rod Streater (as well as a number of young players), they simply don’t have the proven production to compete with the rest of this group.  Rank: 4th

Oakland Raiders – Amari Cooper/Michael Crabtree:  Amari Cooper definitely lived up to the hype in his rookie season.  He is clearly a future top tier receiver in the NFL, and that future may be as soon as this year.  Michael Crabtree isn’t going to blow you away, but he has had a solid rebound from his days in San Francisco.  Rank: 2nd

San Diego Chargers – Keenan Allen/Travis Benjamin:  You could make the argument that the Chargers top two receivers are better than the Raiders.  It’s a close call, but I have Keenan Allen and Travis Benjamin just behind Cooper and Crabtree.  That could easily change this year though.  Rank: 3rd

Total Points – DEN: 9  KC: 11  OAK: 10  SD: 10

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