Kansas City Chiefs: Best Roster In The AFC West?

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Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Donald Penn
Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Donald Penn. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /

Offensive Tackle

Denver Broncos – Russell Okung/Donald Stephenson:  Russell Okung is a solid offensive tackle, and if he can stay healthy, he will be one of the best in the division (if not THE best).  However, I won’t hesitate to call Donald Stephenson the worst player on this list…and it’s not particularly close.  Substitute any other starting right tackle in the AFC West here, and the Broncos are clear favorites.  Stephenson is that bad.  Rank: 4th

Kansas City Chiefs – Eric Fisher/Mitchell Schwartz:  A year ago, Eric Fisher was a pariah and bust to many Chiefs fans.  However, he seemed to find his stride last year and had a decent season (though not first pick overall worthy).  Mitchell Schwartz is the absolute best right tackle in the NFL and was a real steal for the Chiefs.  Rank: 2nd

Oakland Raiders – Donald Penn/Menelik Watson:  Apart from maybe Okung, there is no elite offensive tackle in the AFC West, but Donald Penn is probably the most reliable.  He’s been a durable player and puts in solid work.  Menelik Watson has steadily improved every year in the NFL, and looked solid until he blew out his Achilles last year.  Rank: 1st

San Diego Chargers – King Dunlap/Joe Barksdale:  King Dunlap is not a bad player…he’s just never healthy.  The most important ability is availability, especially on the offensive line.  Joe Barksdale is a steady and consistent lineman who can hold his own against most defenders.  Rank: 3rd

Total Points – DEN: 10  KC: 14  OAK: 14  SD: 12

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