Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
I just got off the phone with Scout Inc.'s Matt Williamson (no relation) to prepare for the AFC West's On the Clock series, which begins Tuesday with the San Diego Chargers.
Because he has so much insight, I decided to break out some of what Williamson had to say about each AFC West team. Here are some of the more interesting things Williamson had to say:
Denver: "The Broncos are going to have trouble winning games this season and we don't even know what is going to happen with the Jay Cutler situation and if receiver Brandon Marshall will be suspended for a long period of time. Denver is going to need those two players because of its defense. The Broncos are going to have to try to win a lot of shootouts as they adjust to using the 3-4 defense. The Broncos don't have too many players on their roster right now that fit the 3-4 roster."
Kansas City: "The real travesty here is defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey. I don't think he fits the 3-4 defense. Is he a defensive end or a nose tackle in the 3-4? I think he's a poor fit for both positions. If he's a defensive end, he will get stuck dealing with tackles all day long and if he's a nose tackle he'll be double-teamed all day long. He is a Warren Sapp-type guy who has to play up field. It's a bad fit and it's a shame because I thought he was the best player in the draft last year. But he's a 4-3 guy. I think it's a big waste of his talents to be in the 3-4. Maybe the Chiefs should try to trade to him."
Oakland: "A lot of people may think Oakland really improved itself on the offensive line, but I'm not so sure. They signed Khalif Barnes to play tackle, but I think he's overrated. He is big and talented but he hasn't played up to his potential as a big-name former high pick and he has had some off-field problems. In a lot of ways he's the perfect Raider. Also, I like their new center Samson Satele (acquired in a trade from Miami) but he has trouble against 3-4 defenses and every opposing defense in the AFC West is going to have a 3-4 defense this year. It may not be as easy as everyone thinks the transition is going to be."
San Diego: "The Chargers have a pretty stacked roster. They are obviously the best team in the division. I could see them trading down from the No. 16 pick to recoup the second-round pick they do not have. The Chargers have a few needs so they have flexibility if they want to trade down in the first round."