Kansas City Chiefs: Best Roster In The AFC West?

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Oakland Raiders center Rodney Hudson
Oakland Raiders center Rodney Hudson. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /


Denver Broncos – Matt Paradis:  Matt Paradis had a strong rookie campaign and looks to be a reliable player for the Broncos.  He held up well while the rest of the offensive line around him fell apart last year.  With some more stability on the line, he could excel in the NFL.  Rank: 3rd

Kansas City Chiefs – Mitch Morse:  The Chiefs shocked people when they “reached” for Mitch Morse.  However, he quickly proved GM John Dorsey right by having an outstanding rookie season.  He easily beat out incumbent center Eric Kush who is now starting for the Rams.  Morse could be one of the top three in the NFL if he developes even a little bit this year.  Rank: 2nd

Oakland Raiders – Rodney Hudson:  This is a lot closer than I would have thought a year ago, but Rodney Hudson still deserves credit as the best center in the AFC West.  Agile and strong, he is a strong blocker in both pass protection and opening lanes for the running game.  He also brings veteran experience and leadership to the mix.  Rank: 1st

San Diego Chargers – Matt Slauson:  It’s not that Matt Slauson is bad…this is just a really strong group in the AFC West with three guys who could make legitimate claims to be in the top eight at the center position in the NFL.  That leaves Slauson on the outside looking in.  Rank: 4th

Total Points – DEN: 13  KC: 19  OAK: 22  SD: 16

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