Sep 29, 2012; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A

Kansas City Chiefs Reportedly Will Select Luke Joeckel Number One Overall

The draft is one week away and still everyone is wondering who will go with the first pick of the draft currently held by the Kansas City Chiefs. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora talked to several league sources who all confirmed who the Chiefs will take number 1 overall.

La Canfora writes:

“Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel will be the first name called next week. According to numerous league sources, the Chiefs are locked in on him, barring anything unforeseen, after also strongly considering Central Michigan left tackle Eric Fisher.”

There were rumors that the Chiefs might not take Joeckel with their current left tackle, Branden Albert, digging his feet in and expressing his unwillingness to move to the right side.

This led Eric Fisher to state publicly that he could play anywhere along the offensive line, including right tackle and that he would be willing to do so.

But La Canfora also has the reason why the Chiefs chose Joeckel over Fisher.

“But Joeckel has played in a tougher conference and is a safer pick, and in a league where first-time general managers is becoming the rule (especially guys with college backgrounds), you are going to see a lot of clubs deferring to the safest guy (more on that later, when we delve into the guards).”

The Chiefs could emerge as a potential threat in the AFC with a shored up line protecting a better quarterback and leading the way for one of the league’s best rushers.

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