After deciding to take a look at the current rosters of the AFC West and seeing a revival of sorts between the Silver & Black and the hated rivals, the Kansas City Chiefs, I decided to look at players who are under 30 and either starting, or expected to start next season. I didn't include any rookies that are considered high risk/high reward, therefore, most of KC's rookies don't really show up on the following list. However, I did include the obvious like Rodney Hudson. Oakland had two rookies who aren't considered risky and are expected to start, Stefen Wisniewski and Joe Barksdale.
It's interesting to see how close the Raiders and Chiefs are in terms of young, athletic, and, most importantly, good talent.
The following are the players I used for this list:
Kansas City Chiefs (starters are in bold):
Total: 15 starters under 30
Oakland Raiders (starters in bold):
Total: 17 starters under 30
How do these compare? Check out the slides.