There were reports that surfaced this morning indicating the Kansas City Chiefs could draft Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher with the No. 1 overall pick if they were unable to trade current left tackle Branden Albert before the start of tomorrow night’s draft, but now it looks like all of the momentum is back in Luke Joeckel’s corner.
ESPN’s Ed Werder reported that the feeling around the league is Joeckel will be the pick.
“This a player that GM John Dorsey has followed since very early in his college career,” said Werder, via Rotoworld.
ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay also chimed in on the potential selection saying, “From what I’m told, the Kansas City Chiefs were absolutely blown away by Luke Joeckel in their one-on-one interview with him.”
If that is the case, it will come as a surprise to almost no one.
The Chiefs and Joeckel have been linked together since the very beginning of the draft season, so there is no reason for them to go in a different direction now. When you have a pick that you can’t afford to miss on, the smartest choice is to take a player who you are the most familiar with.