Los Angeles Times
Denver has its temporary answer at quarterback in Joe Flacco, but it’s possible the Broncos take a quarterback with the 10th pick. They need a tight end too, and a defensive tackle who can fortify the middle of a front that features edge rushers Von Miller and Bradley Chubb. Everybody can use corners, especially in the high-flying AFC West.
Kansas City has its star quarterback in Patrick Mahomes, but the Chiefs need to retool on defense under new coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. Trading for Seattle’s Clark was big, and now the team needs to upgrade its secondary. Speedy receiver Tyreek Hill is facing off-the-field legal issues, so the Chiefs might look to land a scorching receiver in an early round.
The Chargers are coming off a terrific season and couldn’t be happier with their firstround pick from a year ago, safety Derwin James. They need to get stronger up the middle on defense, and this could be the year they select a quarterback who can learn at the elbow of Philip Rivers. General manager Tom Telesco has done a great job of finding talent late in the draft.
Raiders have three selections in the first round and four in the top 35. They need help — on defense, at running back and maybe at quarterback. There’s a good chance they will use their No. 4 pick on a pass rusher, whichever topshelf one falls to them, but there’s always a chance they package picks to move up.