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Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports Matt Williamson is a former scout for the Cleveland Browns and spent the last 10 years at ESPN as a scout and co-host of "The Football Today Podcast." The time between the end of the draft and the start of training camp is
one for eternal optimism among NFL fans. Their favorite team is going to be so much better in the coming season. That club fixed its problems through free agency and the draft. Its incoming crop of rookies will all work out wonderfully. Injured players from the year before will return better than ever.

No one will get hurt in 2017. You get the idea. roster will look all season. Much will happen between now and the Super Bowl, and much of it will be negative. With that in mind, this is a divisional series highlighting the biggest area of concern for each team right now. Here is the AFC West.

eyebrows when they traded up in the first round to draftTexas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes in an apparent attempt to

groom a successor to Alex Smith. But the rest of their draft was generally given high grades, including the selection of versatile back Kareem Hunt to help replace the departed Jamaal Charles. He will join Spencer Ware to form perhaps one of the league?s better backfields. Kansas City also used free agency and the draft to help a defense that allowed just 19.4 points per game but was No. 24 in yardage allowed. stout defensive teams in the NFL

last year, allowing just 18.6 points per game and ranking No. 4 in total defense. But the offense was lacking in efficiency and big plays, and the Broncos ranked No. 21 in pass offense and No. 27 in total offense. They look to still have quarterback issues, with a competition between marginal incumbent starter Trevor Siemian and unproven Paxton Lynch. Their draft appears light on immediate-impact players with the exception of Florida State defensive end DeMarcus Walker, who was taken in the second



Even though this is a contending team, the Chiefs future. As a result, there are a few areas on this roster that are tenuous, including one of the starting guard spots and at cornerback But the second level of the defense is most worrisome. he is much more of an early-down player than a pass defender. Derrick excellent career, but this will be his 12th NFL season and he is coming off

a torn Achilles tendon. Johnson is savvy, but his best athletic trait is his movement and speed. Some of that will likely be compromised after this serious will certainly ease Johnson back into the action, and there


League America, the difference between NFC and AFC would be of interest of AFC stands for American Football Conference. Each conference has four divisions and 16 teams, which sums up to a total of 32 teams on the most-attended sport league, NFL. Football is a very entertaining sport, and football fans would be well aware of the difference between NFC and AFC. However,

for those of whom are not too keen on the sport, this may be a source of bafflement.

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