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Ranking the AFC West by center

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We reach the final offensive position ranking in the AFC West -- Center. After having ranked the teams by all offensive skill positions as well as tackle and guard. Let's take a look at how all the teams stack up at the center position.

1. Raiders - Rodney Hudson

With a bullet, the Raiders new center is the best in the division. And his subtraction from the Chiefs leaves them to scramble to replace him. Hudson played at a Pro Bowl level last season and became the highest paid at his position this offseason. And he is just 25 years old.

2. Chargers - Chris Watt

After the Raiders, the Chargers grab the second spot with their potentially decent starting center Chris Watt. The team's third round pick out of Notre Dame last year, he began last season in the guard rotation and started the final five games of the season at center. It's now his job heading into year two.

3. Broncos - Gino Gradkowski

The Broncos actually traded to acquire Gradkowski from the Ravens this offseason for a fifth round pick in the 2016 draft. Even though Gradkowski has started just one season in 2013 and was pretty much terrible as both a run blocker and pass protector. He led all centers that season in QB hurries (26), and gave up the second most hits on the quarterback as well (7). Though you have to think if the Broncos were willing to trade a mid-round pick to acquire this former fourth round pick, they expect more from him than he showed in his one season as a starter.

4. Chiefs - Eric Kush/Mitch Morse

Kush started one game at center in 2013 as a rookie sixth round pick. He didn't see a single snap in 2014. He is the great unknown and there isn't anything to suggest he has great potential either. They drafted versatile offensive lineman Mitch Morse in the second round who will compete with Kush for the starting job. Though most draftniks saw Morse as a reach in the second round of the draft. The Chiefs are bound to suffer a bit from the loss of Rodney Hudson to the Raiders.

Also see: 
Ranking the AFC West by guards
Ranking the AFC West by tackles