The NFL Draft is just around the corner, and we still don’t know who the Kansas City Chiefs will be taking first overall. Some believe Geno Smith will be the pick, while others feel the Chiefs are beer suited taking a defensive player or trading down. However, if there has to be a consensus, it would appear that the Chiefs are widely believed to take an offensive tackle but even in that argument the question remains who.
Luke Joeckel is regarded as the best tackle in the draft, but that sentiment is beginning to change and news that the Chiefs have scheduled a private workout with Central Michigan standout Eric Fisher won’t calm the fiery debate.
The Chiefs, owners of the No 1 pick, do have a private workout with Eric Fisher scheduled for later this month.
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) March 11, 2013
Fisher has been shooting up draft boards and has now entered the discussion as a potential first overall pick for the Chiefs. However, seeing that Fisher is still regarded as the second best tackle in the draft, this could be a sign that the Chiefs are considering trading down a few slots to pile up picks and still take a tackle that they covet.
The Chiefs franchise tagged Branden Albert, who is a left tackle and he’s refusing to switch positions. There is some thought that the Chiefs will draft a tackle, play him at right tackle and then switch him to right tackle after Albert is lost next offseason.
No matter what the Chiefs do after the draft one thing is beginning to look more and more clear: they want an offensive tackle but even when we narrow down their draft possibilities to that, we still don’t know who they’ll end up taking until the name is announced at the podium.