The AFC West remains clearly Denver's to lose, but solid efforts by the new regime in San Diego could be closing the gap.
Ever year Rob Rang nails a few NFL Draft diamonds in the rough. This year's class includes Matt Scott, the former Arizona QB who could follow in Russell Wilson's footsteps.
Now that the Cardinals have Carson Palmer under center, the team will look to protect their new investment come the 2013 NFL Draft. In his Cardinals draft spotlight, Jeff Reynolds has Arizona targeting Eric Fisher, and Larry Warford to bolster the line, while looking down the road at Mike Glennon as the team's quarterback of the future.
Western Kentucky's Quanterus Smith led the country with an average of 1.25 sacks per game but suffered a torn ACL Nov. 17 against Louisiana-Lafayette. He hasn't recovered enough to work out at the combine or, perhaps, at all prior to the draft, making him a high-risk, high-reward gamble for NFL teams.

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