Antoine Winfield

NFL draft preview: AFC and NFC West

NFL draft preview: AFC and NFC West

The draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in New York. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Today, the West divisions:

AFC West

Now that they have their quarterback in Alex Smith, the Kansas City Chiefs need someone to protect his blind side. They're looking to trade left tackle Branden Albert, and with the No. 1 overall pick, they have their pick of two excellent prospects: Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel and Central Michigan's Eric Fisher. The Chiefs also are looking for help at both inside and outside linebacker, and for depth at running back.


The good news for the Oakland Raiders is they'll have all sorts of...

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