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  1. Reviewing Kiper's draft grades

    Bill Williamson

    Grades are in. In an Insider piece , Mel Kiper has assigned draft grades for each team. Here are his grades for each AFC West team: San Diego Grade: B+ My take: I think the Chargers deserved an A. When you get three impact players and at gre...

    Blog | April 29, 2012
  2. Broncos want Derek Wolfe to lead pack

    Bill Williamson

    One of the most talked about Denver Broncos in the offseason workout sessions has been second-year defensive lineman Derek Wolfe. The second-round pick became an instant impact player last season and he was a big part of the No. 2 overall defense ...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  3. Blogger Blitz: Did Te'o hurt his draft stock?

    Bill Williamson

    Notre Dame middle linebacker Manti Te'o has been often connected to the Kansas City Chiefs, who have the No.1 pick in the April draft, and the Oakland Raiders, who have the No. 3 pick. Both teams will investigate the top impact defensive players and ...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  4. NFL honors Trindon Holliday

    Bill Williamson

    Trindon Holliday didn't wait long to make an impact in Denver. Holliday was named the AFC special teams player of the week after he set a team record with a 105-yard kickoff return in Denver's 31-23 win Sunday over Cincinnati. It was Holliday's th...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  5. Mailbag: Can Demaryius Thomas be a star?

    Bill Williamson

    Weekend mail call: Mike O'Connell from San Diego writes: What type of impact do you expect running back Mike Goodson to have in Oakland? Bill Williamson: Goodson was acquired from Carolina for guard Bruce Campbell. It was a trade of players who...

    Blog | May 13, 2012
  6. Chargers' pick is in

    Bill Williamson

    In our bloggers' live mock draft, the San Diego Chargers just took Alabama inside linebacker Dont'a Hightower. He's an instant impact player, folks. Check out the live mock draft now....

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  7. Who should the Chargers move up for?

    Bill Williamson

    The San Diego Chargers have the No. 18 pick in the first round of next month's draft. The Chargers have had a pretty good offseason so far, but they could use an impact player in the draft. Will they be able to secure one at No. 18? It's questiona...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  8. Report: Broncos to visit with Miami's Soliai

    Bill Williamson

    The Denver Broncos are visiting with Miami defensive tackle Paul Soliai, according to He is one of the better defensive tackles available on the free-agent market, and scouts view him as an impact player. Soliai is massive at 6-4, 355 pou...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  9. Putting a bow on Day 2

    Bill Williamson

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos will likely not get an impact player at their biggest area of need. The Broncos have made four picks in the first three rounds of the draft and they have yet to take a defensive tackle. Denver bypassed Marcel...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  10. Midday AFC West notes

    Bill Williamson

    Brian Dawkins has made quite an impact in his first season in Denver both on and off the field. Known as one of the most inspirational players in the NFL, the former longtime Eagle was named the Broncos' Ed Block Courage award winner by his Denver...

    Blog | December 29, 2009
  11. Week 5: Needs improvement

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by's Bill Williamson Denver's Eddie Royal: The second-year receiver has to make a bigger impact. I know new Denver coach Josh McDaniels' system is all about not forcing the ball into one player's hands. But Royal can help. He needs...

    Blog | October 08, 2009
  12. Several second-day picks have chance to play

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by's Bill Williamson After observing and talking to people around the AFC West during the minicamp and OTA season, here are some players selected in the second day of the draft that could have an impact as rookies: Denver David B...

    Blog | July 06, 2009
  13. Denver and San Diego headlines

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by's Bill Williamson Denver The Broncos have a bunch of hybrid front-seven players. My take: Denver needs a couple of these players to make an impact. The best bets are veteran Elvis Dumervil and first-round pick Robert Aye...

    Blog | May 15, 2009
  14. Broncos, Chargers should look at KGB

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by ESPN .com's Bill Williamson Gbaja-Biamila I realize that Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila has struggled this season. After all, Green Bay didn't cut him because the team thought he could still be an impact player. I understand that. I realize that...

    Blog | November 01, 2008
  15. Little Sproles wants to take a big step

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by's Bill Williamson Paul Spinelli/Getty Images Darren Sproles wants to prove he can be an impact player. Darren Sproles wants to prove one thing in the NFL. He wants to show the NFL world that he can be an impa...

    Blog | July 31, 2008