This is a thread for the Addicts among us. Who among the AFC West sports the best OTs, and who sports the worst?
Vote in comments, and be sure to keep track of your votes as this series rolls on. It could be interesting to see how good you think each team is once you add up all your rankings.
The following are your depth charts at OT:
Denver Broncos: Ryan Clady, Ryan Harris, Orlando Franklin
Kansas City Chiefs: Branden Albert, Barry Richardson
Oakland Raiders: Jared Veldheer, Robert Gallery, Mario Henderson, Joseph Barksdale, Kalif Barnes
San Diego Chargers: Marcus McNeill, Jeromy Clary, Brandyn Dombrowski, Eric Young
My vote after the jump. Yours is invited in comments.
1. Chargers – Nobody in the AFC West really has that great of a tackle corps, but the Chargers have perhaps the most promising and the deepest. McNeill is an outstanding tackle, especially against the pass, and Clary is wiley enough to get the job done. I liked Eric Young as a prospect, and Dombrowski is solid depth.
2. Broncos – The Broncos are next in line with a super athletic but pretty soft left tackle in Ryan Clady. Ryan Harris is a good bookend, but he’s not long for this franchise. It’s not clear, however, if Franklin can excel at tackle, he may need to move inside.
3. Chiefs — Branden Albert is approaching a make-or-break year, and Barry Richardson’s hold on the RT job is tenuous at best (many assume the Chiefs will make a run for Matt Light to dislodge either player). There is no depth whatsoever here.
4. Raiders – The Raiders underwhelm every year at tackle. This year is no different. Veldheer seems to be the Raiders best shot at moving on past the Robert Gallery era, and Barksdale should win the starting job at RT.
So, assuming a 1st is 4 points, and a 4th is 1 point, this is my individual position scoreboard so far: