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AFC West draft truths revealed

Posted on: May 8, 2011 11:27 pm

R. Moore (US Presswire) Posted by Andy Benoit

One of the best things about the draft is that from it we can find out what teams really think about their current players. Excluding examples of teams filling obvious needs, here are some of the more revealing draft picks from 2011, with a quick blurb of what the team was really saying by making this pick.

Denver Broncos

2nd round, Rahim Moore, FS, Broncos
We too can read Brian Dawkins’ bio: born October 13, 1973. (Also, we’ll admit, it’s not ideal that we’ll have to relocate intriguing young safety Darcel McBath.)

2nd round, Orlando Franklin, OT, Miami
We’re not fond of either RG Chris Kuper or RT Ryan Harris. Hard to say which of those two, exactly, since every outside observer can see that both of those players are athletic young blockers. So yeah, we probably didn’t (in any which way) need to draft an offensive lineman this early. But you know how it is with new GM’s.

3rd round, Nate Irving, ILB, North Carolina State
We feel the same way about Joe Mays as the Eagles did.

Kansas City Chiefs

2nd round, Rodney Hudson, C, Florida State
Rudy Niswanger doesn’t have the strength to hold up in a phone booth.

3rd round, Justin Houston, OLB, Georgia
He can smoke all the weed he wants, he’s still a much, much better athlete than Andy Studebaker.

5th round, Ricky Stanzi, QB, Iowa
Can you believe we ever toyed with the idea of starting Brodie Croyle!?

Oakland Raiders

2nd round, Stefen Wisniewski, C, Penn State
You might think this was a legacy pick. Yup. (But the good news is we needed a center anyway.)

4th round, Taiwan Jones, RB, Eastern Washington
We’d like to re-sign Michael Bush, but you never know.

San Diego Chargers

2nd round, Jonas Mouton, OLB, Michigan
The hope is that he’ll play well right away and no one will notice that our ’09 first-round pick (Larry English) has absolutely no pass-rushing instinct.

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Posted on: December 5, 2011 12:04 am

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Since: Mar 21, 2011
Posted on: May 10, 2011 10:01 am

AFC West draft truths revealed

 BY the Raiders drafting Taiwan Jones, it kind of kills to birds with one stone.

 1st bird.Taiwan is the Raiders new 3rd RB taking the place of Micheal Bennett.  If McFadden go's down? Taiwan will take his place as the speed back. Every year so far McFadden has been injured at some point of the season.

2nd bird. Jones should take the place of WR Nick Miller in return duties. WR Miller will be cut opening up the door for Raiders rookie WR Moore for a roster spot.

By drafting Jones, he takes the place of 2 players and opens up the door for another. Smart move by the Raiders.

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: May 9, 2011 9:41 am

AFC West draft truths revealed

I have to agree about Larry English.  He is quite an athlete when healthy but his pass rushing techniques are surely lacking.

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