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AFC West News and Rumors
Reggie McKenzie finally able to do his job
ESPN.com Updated Apr 25, 2013
Reggie McKenzie is finally on the clock. Welcome to the world of NFL decision-making, sir. No man in the NFL has been more handcuffed in recent league history than McKenzie has been the past the 15 months. McKenzie, a career lifer in the front office in…Upvote Share Tweet
The Broncos used their first draft pick on defensive lineman Derek Wolfe in 2012 and they followed up this year by opening their draft with another big fella to stick on the front line. Defensive tackle Sylvester Williams from North Carolina is the man …Upvote Share TweetReports have linked the Oakland Raiders with Houston cornerback D.J. Hayden over the past couple of days after he visited the Raiders last week. Now Hayden will be making Oakland his home. The Raiders took the Houston cornerback Thursday with the 12th p…Upvote Share TweetEarlier Thursday, there was speculation that new San Diego regime would get antsy and trade up to get one of the top three left tackles. I thought that wouldn’t be a great idea and that the Chargers have many needs and needed to keep their picks. AppareUpvote Share TweetA Branden Albert trade between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Miami Dolphins could still happen. Miami moved up from No. 12 to No. 3 to take Oregon pass-rusher Dion Jordan in Thursday night's draft. The Dolphins gave Oakland picks Nos. 12 and 42. Miami …Upvote Share TweetThe Kansas City Chiefs took offensive tackle Eric Fisher of Central Michigan to begin the NFL draft Thursday night, then Jacksonville went for Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel.Upvote Share TweetThe Oakland Raiders moved down in the draft. Oakland traded the No. 3 overall pick to Miami for picks Nos. 12 and 42. The Raiders now have a second-round pick, which is important. But dipping nine picks from that high in the draft should net more. Again…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 25, 2013The Miami Dolphins have acquired the No. 3 overall pick of the 2013 NFL draft from the Oakland Raiders and used that pick to select University of Oregon pass-rusher Dion Jordan. In exchange for trading down, the Raiders have received the No. 12 overall …Upvote Share Tweet
Your draft-pick guideFor those with Insider access (or looking for a reason to subscribe), check out our Scouts Inc. pick-by-pick analysis as the draft progresses. It includes breakdowns of each pick’s skill set and how he fits with his new club.Upvote Share Tweet
Chat wrap: Drafting it upHere are some highlights from our pre-draft AFC West chat, which was held Thursday: Denver Gabe from Schenectady: Since the Broncos have had a weakness covering big name tight ends, don’t you think it would be wise for them to draft a MLB that can upgraUpvote Share TweetThe San Diego Chargers did some pre-draft veteran shopping Thursday by signing linebacker D.J. Smith. He was cut by the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday. Smith, 24, is an intriguing player for San Diego, which could use some help at inside linebacker. Smi…Upvote Share TweetJoin our ESPN.com NFL experts for the first round of the 2013 NFL draft. We'll be analyzing every pick from 1 to 32. We'll get started an hour early at 7 p.m. ET, so submit your questions and comments and we'll see you there.Upvote Share TweetA look at the Denver Broncos' full mock draft: Summary: The Broncos will be flexible with trades through the draft as they attempt to enhance an already solid roster. They do have some needs and this draft would address some key areas.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Apr 25, 2013We’ve seen reports today that the Browns want to trade up into the Top 3, and that the Raiders are talking about trading down from No. 3 overall. But the Browns and Raiders will not be trading partners. A league source tells PFT’s Mike Florio that theUpvote Share TweetRestricted free-agent wide receiver Danario Alexander signed his contract tender with the San Diego Chargers on Thursday, the team announced.Upvote Share Tweet
The Chiefs' Tony Moeaki Wants You To Do Some NFL Draft Trollingdeadspin.com Apr 25, 2013The Kansas City tight end would know about these things. He was drafted late in the third round, at the very end of the second day of the 2010 NFL draft, the first time it was extended to three days. Now he wants you to pass it on. [Twitter]Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Will Raiders, Chargers be involved in deals?As the NFL draft approaches, there has been growing speculation that both the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers could be involved in trades early in the process. The Raiders have been receiving calls for the No. 3 pick and the pick is expected …Upvote Share Tweet
Chiefs' intrigue will go the distanceEric Fisher? Luke Joeckel? The intrigue continues in Kansas City involving the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday night’s NFL draft. And the Chiefs aren’t telling. ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that the Chiefs have decided on who the pick will be. The generaUpvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Apr 25, 2013The Chiefs hold the first pick in the first round. Since the Jaguars had the same 2-14 record but lost the first overall pick due to tiebreakers, Jacksonville gets the first pick in round two. And while the Jags surely will entertain trade offers from t…Upvote Share Tweet
Interviewer pranks NFL draft fans with fake prospect names (Video)yahoo.com Apr 25, 2013Look, at this point in the NFL draft preview coverage, we're all up to our eyeballs in speculation and prognostication, and we've lost sight of whether it's Keenan Allen or Allen Keenan or whether the Chiefs need a defensive tackle or an offensive tackl…Upvote Share TweetPlease join me for our final pre-draft chat at 2 p.m. ET Thursday. The draft is almost here and let’s dash to the finish line. I’m looking forward to chatting with you.Upvote Share Tweet
Chargers Select D.J. FlukerApr 25Bill Polian breaks down the Chargers' selection of D.J. Fluker.
Raiders Select DJ HaydenApr 25Todd McShay breaks down the Raiders' selection of DJ Hayden.
Oakland Raiders draft D.J. Hayden No. 12Apr 25The Oakland Raiders select former Houston cornerback D.J. Hayden with the 12th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Chiefs Select Eric FisherApr 25Bill Polian breaks down the Chiefs' selection of Eric Fisher.
2013 NFL draft -- First-round winners, losersApr 25Quarterbacks and veteran left tackles took a hit in the first round, but things fell the Vikings' way, writes John Clayton.
2013 NFL draft - Kansas City Chiefs make right move in picking Eric Fisher…Apr 25Chiefs value upside of Eric Fisher over big-school experience of Luke Joeckel.
Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 7.0Apr 25Stuff we're hearing as my final mock gets put to bed and the first round of the NFL Draft mercifully approaches: