The 2013 NFL Draft is quickly approaching and the final mock drafts are coming in fast and furious. All signs still point to the Kansas City Chiefs using the No. 1 overall pick on an offensive tackle, but obviously a lot can change between now and Thursday.
Our friends over at SB Nation are ready to wrap up their mock drafts and with one of their final takes on the first round, they still feel comfortable sending a familiar name to Kansas City.
1. Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
There is still some confusion on where exactly the Chiefs will go with the first overall pick. The majority believe it will be Joeckel. However, Eric Fisher is still a strong possibility, as is Dion Jordan to a lesser degree.
Not to give away too much from our Chiefs mock draft coming later this week, but Joeckel should be the pick. He’s the top rated player in the draft and knowing he can step right in at left tackle will make it that much easier for GM John Dorsey to deal Branden Albert or hold onto him for one more season and let him walk.
There is a ton of buzz around Fisher and he’s going to be a solid pro, but he doesn’t measure up to Joeckel. Maybe Dorsey and Andy Reid fall in love with his potential and go pull the trigger, though that still doesn’t seem likely.