This is a thread for the Addicts among us. Who among the AFC West sports the best ILBs, 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 ILB:
Denver Broncos: D.J. Williams, Nate Irving, Mike Mohamed
Kansas City Chiefs: Derrick Johnson, Jovan Belcher, Demorrio Williams, Micah Johnson
Oakland Raiders: Rolando McClain, Ricky Brown
San Diego Chargers: Jonas Mouton, Brandon Siler, Kion Wilson, James Holt
My vote after the jump. Yours is invited in comments.
1. Kansas City Chiefs — Don’t get too high, Chiefs fans. Of the above units, the Chiefs don’t have the best. They have the least worst. These units are pretty underwhelming as a group, but the Chiefs actually feature a Pro Bowl caliber player (Derrick Johnson) and good depth in Williams and Johnson. Belcher has potential to make a name for himself if he continues improving from a strong 2010 season.
2. Denver Broncos — I’m assuming DJ Williams starts out of the gate at MLB in John Fox’s 4-3, but I’m not very certain. He’s a solid player, and I like Nate Irving quite a bit as a guy looking to take over the job.
3. Oakland Raiders — McClain is not exactly the force of nature we were all thinking he might be in 2008, but he does an adequate job holding the position down. No depth behind him.
4. San Diego Chargers — I’d probably say rookie Jonas Mouton is the best player in the bunch, which doesn’t say a whole ton about how sorry this position is. The Chargers invest their resources in the line of scrimmage, not so much in the back seven.
So, assuming a 1st is 4 points, and a 4th is 1 point, this is my individual position scoreboard so far: