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Around the AFC West

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Denver
Here is a push for the Broncos to take USC quarterback Mark Sanchez.

My take: I agree, but I don't think the Broncos are going to use a first-round pick on Sanchez. I believe new Denver coach Josh McDaniels feels good about playing the 2009 season with Kyle Orton as his quarterback. I expect McDaniels to take a quarterback, perhaps Texas Tech's Graham Harrell or Texas A&M's Stephen McGee, in the late rounds.

Kansas City
It was a whirlwind first year for tackle Branden Albert.

My take: It could get crazier for Albert. If the Chiefs take a tackle with the No. 3 pick, Albert could be moved to right tackle. Albert is versatile and should be able to handle the move if it happens.

Oakland
Tom Cable is talking up the tackles available in the draft.

My take: This is another reason why I think the Raiders are going to take a receiver, likely Texas Tech's Michael Crabtree if he is available. I do believe Oakland will draft a tackle early but it may not be with the No. 7 overall pick.

San Diego
The Chargers need to take care of business early.

My take: The schedule quirk gives San Diego another reason to buckle down early. That should give San Diego a sense of urgency that it has been missing the past two seasons. San Diego has saved itself with late-season rallies in both of Norv Turner's two seasons as coach. This year, it needs to focus and it needs to win early.