Yeremiah Bell

NFL draft: AFC and NFC West draft needs

NFL draft: AFC and NFC West draft needs

The NFL 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 There’s no doubt the Oakland Raiders need a long-term answer at quarterback — Matt Schaub is a Band-Aid fix — but that doesn’t mean they have to use the No. 5 pick on one. There’s a good chance the Raiders can pick up an outstanding defensive player, such as Buffalo’s Khalil Mack. Or maybe Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins slips through the cracks and tumbles to them. A pass rusher would be an excellent, someone who can learn behind seasoned veterans LaMarr Woodley and Justin Tuck would be...