2011 Offseason team needs: AFC West

This is a continuation of our series in looking at the 2011 off season team needs.  This time we look at the AFC West.

Denver Broncos

QB- Tim Tebow

RB- Knowshon Moreno, Correll Buckhalter

WR- Brandon Lloyd, Eddie Royal, Demaryius Thomas

TE- Daniel Graham

Needs – complimentary running back, tight end

My personal feeling on Tim Tebow is you drafted him in the first round for a reason last year.  He is your guy for the next several seasons for better or worse.  Correll Buckhalter may not even be retained.  A back like John Clay or Bilal Powell which is more of a power back would be ideal for them as a change of pace from Knowshon Moreno.  The team could definitely upgrade at tight end over Daniel Graham.

San Diego Chargers

QB- Philip Rivers

RB-Ryan Mathews, Mike Tolbert, Darren Sproles

WR- Vincent Jackson, Malcom Floyd

TE- Antonio Gates

Needs – tight end

You say how can they need a tight end when they have one of the best in the business in Gates.  Well Gates has been banged up quite a bit over the past few years and is starting to show his age.  It may be time to get some new receiving blood at the position to help keep Gates fresh throughout the season.  So long as the Chargers sign their potential free agents in VJax and Sproles, they are fine at the other positions.

Kansas City Chiefs

QB- Matt Cassel

RB- Jamaal Charles, Thomas Jones

WR- Dwayne Bowe, Dexter McCluster

TE- Tony Moeaki

Needs – another wide receiver

The team has a nice young nucleus in Cassel, Charles, Bowe, and Moeaki.  They just need to add another receiving threat on the other side of Bowe to become an overpowering offense.

Oakland Raiders

QB- Jason Campbell

RB- Darren McFadden, Michael Bush???

WR- Louis Murphy, Darrius Heyward-Bey

TE- Zach Miller

Needs – wide receivers

Campbell is adequate at quarterback so long as he has some decents wide receivers of which the Raiders have none.  That’s why Zach Miller leads them in receptions.  If Michael Bush is retained, then the running back group will be a team strong point in 2011.

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