McNabb trade could affect Broncos, Chiefs

Philadelphia’s trade of Donovan McNabb to Washington on Sunday night impacted the AFC West more than just marking the end of Oakland’s pursuit of the quarterback.

It could also impact Denver receiver Brandon Marshall and the Kansas City Chiefs’ first-round pick.

Some thought Washington would trade for Marshall by offering the No. 37 overall pick in the draft as part of a package. The Redskins gave up that pick in the McNabb deal. Washington still has the No. 4 overall pick, but there is virtually no chance the Redskins would give up that pick for Marshall. The only team to show any interest in the restricted free agent is Seattle.

With its need for a quarterback satisfied, Washington is expected to use its top pick on a left tackle. The best tackle available is Russell Okung of Oklahoma State, and he's now considered Washington's favorite target.

Kansas City has a big need at left tackle and safety. Analysts speculated that the Chiefs will choose between Okung and Tennessee safety Eric Berry. Both players visited the Chiefs last week. But if Okung is gone at No. 4, it would mean Berry might now be a Chief as a result of Sunday night's trade.