AFC West links: Will Chiefs draft a guard?

Denver Broncos

"I'd say there's a 33 percent chance the Broncos will draft a running back in the first round," writes The Denver Post's Mike Klis, who considers the position to be one of the top three needs for Denver.

Gray Caldwell of DenverBroncos.com takes a look at five of the top draft prospects at the inside and outside linebacker positions.

Oakland Raiders

Defensive end Andre Carter said via conference call with the media that he was optimistic he would be re-signed by the team this offseason, despite the many changes to the Raiders' coaching staff.

The Raiders were a busy bunch on Tuesday, closing out the day by signing free agent safety Usama Young and re-signing slot cornerback Joselio Hanson.

Linebacker Rolando McClain, the No. 8 overall pick by Oakland in 2010, is reportedly working on a contract with the Ravens.

Kansas City Chiefs

A guard has never been selected with the first pick of the NFL draft, and the Kansas City Star's Randy Covitz says, "If ever there were a year for a guard to go first overall, this could be it." Will the Chiefs make it happen?

The Chiefs have contacted veteran offensive lineman Ryan Lilja about playing another season, and he was receptive to the idea, according to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star. Lilja, who is still rehabbing from surgeries on his knee and toe, is not likely to sign a deal soon, the newspaper reports.

Reid Ferrin of the team's website profiles USC quarterback Matt Barkley as a draft prospect.

San Diego Chargers

While the Chargers are in need of a legitimate left tackle to protect Philip Rivers' blind side, guard might be in even worse shape, reports NFL.com's Chris Wesseling.

Ricky Henne of the team's website profiles Oregon offensive lineman Kyle Long.