2023 NFL Draft: AFC West Breakdown

With the NFL Draft just a few days away, let’s take a look at each NFL team’s biggest needs heading into the Draft so they can guarantee success next season.

Today, I’m analyzing the AFC West, who’s also had a quiet offseason but could definitely benefit from the draft.

Kansas City Chiefs

Overall Draft Picks: 31, 63, 95, 122, 134, 166, 178, 217, 249, 250

Key Needs: OT, WR, EDGE, DT, S

Potential First-Round Pick: EDGE, Nolan Smith from Georgia

Smith possesses the skills that could be fine-tuned in the defending Super Bowl champions’ organization. He has a great first step and downhill explosiveness that makes for opposing offensive nightmares. Three words to describe him would be: powerful, quick and versatile, just what the Chiefs could benefit from to make it back to another Super Bowl.

Denver Broncos

Overall Draft Picks: 67, 68, 108, 139, 195

Key Needs: DT, CB, OG, EDGE

Potential First-Round Pick: They do not have a first-round pick.

Las Vegas Raiders

Overall Draft Picks: 17, 38, 70, 100, 109, 141, 144, 174, 204, 214, 220, 231

Key Needs: OT, DT, CB, S, OG

Potential First-Round Pick: OT, Paris Johnson Jr. from Ohio State

Johnson Jr. has a way of bringing both leveraged power and finesse elements in his handwork while showcasing his incredible leg drive. The Raiders have a lot of picks in this year’s draft to focus on their needs and , but picking up someone like Johnson Jr. is a great start.

Los Angeles Chargers

Overall Draft Picks: 21, 54, 85, 125, 156, 200, 239

Key Needs: WR, OT, CB, EDGE, RB

Potential First-Round Pick: CB, Joey Porter Jr. from Penn State

Porter Jr. is an adaptable athlete, bringing his skills to the Chargers would elevate their pretty solid defense. Porter Jr. has a corrective twitch and impressive snap out of backpedal, decelerating wide receivers in the process.

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