There have been multiple reports that the Kansas City Chiefs are set to use the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft on Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, but Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey claims that the team is still studying four players that are in play for the top pick.
“You still have to give yourself some options,” Dorsey said at his pre-draft news conference, via Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star. “What you kind of do now is just kind of see how these four guys play and kind of watch the games as they’re played. You understand them as people, now watch them play their respective position. When that curtain is raised on Thursday, we’ll be ready. But right now it’s still ongoing, and you never know what’s going to happen.”
While Dorsey didn’t say who the four players were, common sense would leave you to believe that Joeckel, Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher, Dion Jordan of Oregon and West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith are the players being discussed.
It would be a big shock if the Chiefs went in a direction other than Joeckel, but if they did, Fisher would be the most reasonable option.
We will find out in less than a week which player the Chiefs covet the most and, while they are trying to keep options open and keep us all guessing, all signs point towards Luke Joeckel being the newest player to put on a Kansas City jersey.