Where the AFC West rates in the top 200

The brilliant folks at Scouts Inc. have come up with the list of the 200 best players in the NFL in an Insider piece. The AFC West is well represented, but it has only one player in the top 25. It’s no shock who the player is. We would have had another player in the top 25 but he recently took his talents to South Philly.

Mel Kiper took a look at the list and adds some rookies who he thinks will quickly join the list. The first two residents on the list are new residents of the AFC West.

In other AFC West notes Tuesday afternoon:

Denver sixth round pick Mike Mohamed is working with the second-team defense at middle linebacker. Third-round pick Nate Irving is back with the third team. Irving was projected as the starter in the middle. Denver still wants Irving to take over there, but it is taking time.

The Chiefs hope the addition of Dexter McCluster to the backfield sparks the NFL’s No. 1 run offense. The Chiefs hope the diminutive McCluster can help the make the offense special on third-down situations.

Key reserve San Diego receiver Patrick Crayton had minor ankle surgery and he is likely out for the rest of the preseason. He should be ready for the regular-season opener.

New Denver running back Willis McGahee appears to be the team’s best option in short-yardage situations.