The Kansas City Chiefs have been connected to former Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel since the draft season started, but with the draft less than 24 hours away it looks like there could be a last minute change of plans.
According to Jason La Canfora, the Chiefs are prepared to select Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher with the top pick if they are unable to trade current offensive tackle before tomorrow’s draft.
La Canfora wrote:
As we get closer to draft, hearing more that if Chiefs cant deal Branden Albert, then Eric Fisher will be 1st overall pick …
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 24, 2013
If the team holds on to Albert, then Fisher will be the selection and occupy the right tackle position.
The Miami Dolphins have been talking with the Chiefs about a potential deal with Albert, but it looks like his contract demands and the Chiefs asking price could be hurting the chances of a deal done.
Both sides are running out of plan and it looks like the Chiefs are preparing their plan B.