Kansas City Chiefs: Best Roster In The AFC West?

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Oakland Raiders guard Kelechi Osemele
Oakland Raiders guard Kelechi Osemele. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

Offensive Guard

Denver Broncos – Max Garcia/Ty Sambrailo:  The Broncos absolutely have to be concerned with their guard situation this year.  Max Garcia was a spot-duty backup last year and Ty Sambrailo was a disappointing right tackle.  Both are getting (extended) starting experience at guard for the first time this year.  Rank: 4th

Kansas City Chiefs – Parker Ehinger/Laurent Duvernay-Tardif:  Larry Tardif might be the third best guard on this list.  That is…troubling.  However, as he has full-time starting experience, that’s enough to put him ahead of the Broncos duo.  Ehinger has looked good in camp, but that doesn’t count for anything.  Rank: 3rd

Oakland Raiders – Kelechi Osemele/Gabe Jackson:  The Raiders weren’t messing around this offseason as they made one of the biggest acquisitions in the NFL by signing Kelechi Osemele.  There isn’t anyone else in the division who can touch him at guard.  In fact, the next best guy might very well be his counterpart Gabe Jackson.  Rank: 1st

San Diego Chargers – Orlando Franklin/DJ Fluker:  Neither of the guards for the Chargers played particularly well last season.  There is hope that they will both improve, but that’s reaching a bit.  However, guard is not a particular area of strength in the AFC West, so they still remain towards the top based on experience alone.  Rank: 2nd

Total Points – DEN: 11  KC: 16  OAK: 18  SD: 15

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