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AFC West Roundup: How the Broncos' rivals fared on Day 3 of the draft

From most assessments, the Broncos' AFCW rivals had a pretty good draft - which is both surprising and a little depressing.

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Oakland Raiders:

128th Pick: Jon Feliciano (OG)- Miami

With their first pick of day three, the Raiders opted for help on the offensive line, drafting a guard from Miami. Feliciano's immediate outlook is nothing more than as depth, but he may turn into an NFL starter down the road. He'll reportedly be part of the Raiders' competition for the right guard position, and he'll have the fact that he's played all five offensive line positions in college working for him. This versatility could benefit him if injuries arise on Oakland's offensive line.

140th Pick: Ben Heeney (LB)- Kansas

Heeney was a playmaker on his Kansas team, where he showed an ability to play all linebacker positions. In the NFL, he'll likely be a weakside linebacker, but like Feliciano, his versatility will help him get snaps. As a rookie, he's likely to play a rotational role, but he has major upside and may end up being a steal from the fifth round.

161st Pick: Neiron Ball (OLB)- Florida

Ball was a player the Broncos had in for a visit in the pre-draft process and were reportedly interested in. At Florida, Ball played in multiple defensive fronts, and had production in both 4-3 and 3-4 systems. His outlook to play in 2015 is shaky, but he should be a contributor on special teams down the road.

179th Pick: Max Valles (OLB)- Virginia

With the 179th pick, the Raiders continued their run on linebackers, selecting Max Valles from Virginia. Valles is a guy with huge upside, who is a low-risk high-reward pick in Oakland. He'll reportedly play defensive end in the NFL, after playing a hybrid role at Virginia; with the right coaching, Valles could turn into something special.

218th Pick: Anthony Morris (OL)- Tennessee State

Anthony Morris is simply depth on the offensive line who will be competing for a spot on the Raiders' 53-man roster in camp. If he shows well, he has a chance to make the team over older depth guys in the name of cap savings and age.

221st Pick: Andre Debose (WR)- Florida

Debose was a kick return specialist at Florida, where he tied an SEC record with four return touchdowns over his career. Another low-risk, high-reward player who could provide some significant special teams value.

242nd Pick: Dexter McDonald (CB)- Kansas

McDonald played four seasons at Kansas, with one season at junior college in the middle. He'll compete with a crowded secondary for a spot on the Raiders' roster but will likely wind up as a practice squad player.


153rd Pick: Kyle Emanuel (OLB)- North Dakota State

The Chargers used their first pick of the day on a productive, small-school outside linebacker. In 2014, Kyle Emanuel won the Buck Buchanon Award as the top defensive player in the FCS. While there is a steep adjustment in level of competition from the FCS to the NFL, Emanuel has potential to be a productive will linebacker at the next level.

192nd Pick: Darius Philon (DT)- Arkansas

Darius Philon is a defensive tackle with the ability to penetrate in a one-gap scheme. He'll challenge for snaps on the Chargers, who do not have much depth at the defensive tackle position.


118th Pick: Ramik Wilson (LB)- Georgia

With their first pick of day three, the Chiefs opted for a productive SEC linebacker from Georgia. Ramik Wilson has sound abilities against the run, and projects as a 4-3 outside linebacker in the NFL. There are concerns whether Wilson will be able to cover in the NFL, but he should provide the Chiefs with rotational value as a run-stopper.

172nd Pick: DJ Alexander (OLB)- Oregon State

DJ Alexander was a guy who didn't receive a whole lot of attention during the pre-draft process, and he was somewhat of a surprise selection by the Chiefs. Alexander was plagued by injuries throughout his college career, but his ability as an athlete gives him upside. The Chiefs have some top-end talent at outside linebacker, so this developmental prospect is in good hands.

173rd Pick: James O'Shaughnessy (TE)- Illinois State

James O'Shaughnessy is another productive FCS player who excelled with vertical ability in his college career.

217th Pick: Rakeem Nunez-Roches (DT)- Southern Mississippi

Nunez-Roches is a highly underrated prospect who showed flashes of talent against SEC competition, despite receiving little help at Southern Mississippi. He doesn't possess a particularly well-rounded game, but he does know how to get into the backfield and cause disruption against the run and pass. He'll provide good value from this draft position.

233rd Pick: Da'Ron Brown (WR)- Northern Illinois

Brown is touted as a guy who catches everything but wasn't asked to do a whole lot route-wise at Northern Illinois. He's a possession receiver who will be camp competition. With the major upgrades in Kansas City's receiving corps, it's unlikely Brown sees much of the field outside of preseason action.