Kansas City Chiefs: How did AFC West fare in first round of draft

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Between the three opponents, the Broncos and Chargers both had impressive drafts, but Denver got one of the top two players in the whole draft.

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I wanted the Broncos to take one of the quarterbacks because not many of them are sure things to hit as franchise options. Nothing would have made me laugh harder than the Broncos trading up for Josh Allen, but no… They stayed put and landed an absolute stud in Bradley Chubb.

As for the Chargers, they also did well for themselves. Derwin James was a top ten talent and fell to them at pick 17. This is not the first time they’ve had a defensive wonder fall to them, as Joey Bosa could have been the number one overall pick in 2016, but fell to the Bolts at third overall. We’ve all seen how great Bosa’s turned out to be.

Last, but not least, the Raiders, who went in a shocking direction. Chiefs fans figured they’d go defense, but maybe once Roquan Smith went to the Bears, Gruden and company weren’t in love with anyone. That made a trade seem like the smart move.

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Where Oakland made noise was by acquiring Martavis Bryant from the Steelers. Bryant isn’t necessarily a scary wide receiver, but he has the capability of replacing the production Michael Crabtree previously provided the black and silver.

Which AFC West team did you think had the best draft?