Recapping Day 1 in the NFL Draft for the AFC West

Oct 6, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes tight end Noah Fant (87) rushes for a first down after making a catch as Minnesota Golden Gophers linebacker Julian Huff (20) attempts to make a tackle in the first half at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The AFC West featured some intriguing selections in the first round of the NFL Draft.

After Oakland selected Clelin Ferrell No. 4 overall, Denver traded out of the No. 10 overall pick, no selection was made in the AFC West until pick No. 20, when Denver selected tight end Noah Fant out of Iowa.

The selection adds a weapon to the offense for quarterback Joe Flacco and certainly shores up the position, but does it move the needle enough? Broncos Blitz podcast host discusses the Broncos first-round selection and how it will impact the team.

Kohrt also reacts to the Raiders, Chiefs and Chargers selections in round one of the NFL Draft.

Oakland Raiders

Oakland was armed with the most ammo heading into the 2019 NFL Draft, holding the No. 4, No. 24 and No. 27 overall picks from trades via Chicago (Khalil Mack trade) and Dallas (Amari Cooper trade.)

Oakland’s selection of Clelin Ferrell was a stunning one. Many consider it a reach and wonder if Ferrell was even the best defensive lineman on his collegiate team.

Oakland went offense with their second pick in the first-round taking running back Josh Jacobs out of Alabama. Jacobs could immediately step into a serious workload from day one with Oakland.

With their final selection, the Raiders turned towards defense in Johnathan Abrams, a defensive back out of Mississippi State. Many had Abrams had graded out as the best safety in the draft and certainly provides strong back-end coverage for the secondary of Oakland.

Kansas City Chiefs

It was a quiet night for the Chiefs who did not hold a first-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft after their trade with the Seattle Seahawks, sending Frank Clark to the Chiefs.

Los Angeles Chargers

Going into night one, the Chargers owned the No. 28 overall pick. The Chargers stood pat at No. 28 overall and went defense in Jerry Tillery. Tillery is a big 6’7”, nearly 300lb defensive tackle from Notre Dame and provides disruption up front for the Chargers.

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