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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Mel Kiper Goes Defense With Chiefs, Offense With Chargers

As we inspect Mel Kiper's mock draft (Insider required), how do the Denver Broncos' opponents in the AFC West fare in it? Both the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers select well before the Broncos, who select defensive tackle Fletcher Cox with the No. 25 overall pick. The Chiefs hold the No. 11 pick and Kiper believes the Chiefs should add defensive tackle Devon Still. He sees Still as a disruptive force on a 3-4 defensive line. Still had earlier been projected in the 20s and often to the Broncos, but his stock appears to be on the rise.

Related: Updated 2012 NFL Draft Order

The Chargers take offensive lineman Cordy Glenn with the No. 18 pick. Glenn is listed as a guard, but Kiper sees him playing anywhere on the line and the Chargers could use help at tackle. Philip Rivers would surely be happy with the addition of a new offensive lineman anywhere in front of him.

The Oakland Raiders traded its first-round pick to the Cincinnati Bengals in the Carson Palmer deal. At No. 17, the Bengals select cornerback Alfonzo Dennard. He has been projected to the Broncos in earlier mock drafts as well.

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