2014 NFL Draft Best Value Picks for the AFC West

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Feb 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Arkansas State nose tackle Ryan Carrethers speaks at the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

In every draft, you will find sleepers and guys who get picked in the middle and later rounds that can provide fantastic value for your team.

Here are four players from the AFC West that I think might have been under-drafted, guys that can make an impact as rookies that were great value picks in this year’s draft.


Ryan Carrethers

Nose Tackle, Arkansas State

The Chargers waited until the fifth round of this year’s draft to address their nose tackle situation, and they came away with a really interesting prospect. The 6’1″ 337 pound Carrethers comes from Arkansas State, where the Chargers said he played his best against top competition. Carrethers has a wrestling background and is pretty quick for his size, and has phenomenal strength. With the way the Chargers’ roster is currently set up, it wouldn’t shock me to see him wind up getting into the rotation early in his career and making an impact.
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Tags: 2014 Nfl Draft AFC West Denver Broncos Kansas City Chiefs Oakland Raiders San Diego Chargers

  • B Christopher

    Only time will tell. The Raiders brass already, in a couple drafts, has a reputation of being able to develop some really good players that were completely looked over by the whole draft. Rod Streatwr is one, and they have a few on the roster right now that they brought in as UFAs. I’d love there to be a great RB, and maybe a future Jerry Rice. You never know!!!

  • powderBLUE801

    I really hope Carrethers becomes the next Jamal Williams!! He has the size and the strength to do so but I think Resse was our under valued pick in the 7th round. He has lightening speed and could be our KR/PR specialist. We need a guy with his speed to rip down the field and let Rivers bomb the ball like he did with VJAX!! I know he will be more of a slot guy but his seperation was ranked higher than any other WR in the entire draft at 9.3 out of 10 and not one other WR even broke 8.9!! I just think we will get more bang for our buck with TR84. This was a good article.

  • ImpudentObserver

    Wish all these young men well, even those not on my team, the Chiefs. It’s always nice to see unheralded late-rounders make a mark with hard work and using the best of their abilities. (Of course, good luck is usually needed too!)