For much of the 2013 NFL Draft process Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel has been the favorite to be taken with the first overall pick by the Kansas City Chiefs.
However, some draftniks have suggested that Central Michigan’s maybe be an equal, or even better, selection. There is reportedly a faction of Kansas City Chiefs position coaches who agree:
Sources tell me several position coaches for the Kansas City Chiefs prefer tackle Eric Fisher over Luke Joeckel….
— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) April 20, 2013
If the Chiefs decide to go with Fisher it might increases the chances that a second offensive tackle doesn’t come off the board before the Lions get on the clock. What the Philadelphia Eagles will is still considered rather unpredictable but it would seem that Fisher would be a better fit than Joeckel for the offense Chip Kelly is bringing to town. The wild card is the Oakland Raiders with the third overall pick who could look to trade the pick to a team targeting a tackle.
This will be an interesting development to follow as the draft gets closer. The draft doesn’t officially open until Thursday night but for all intents and purposes, the Chiefs are already on the clock. It would be a huge surprise if we didn’t know who the Chiefs had settled on well in advance of draft night.