The Kansas City Chiefs now have their head coach in Andy Reid. Reid is still putting together a staff but the more pieces of the puzzle that are put together, the better idea we’ll be able to get about what the Chiefs might do with the first pick in the NFL Draft.
The last few picks have been QB’s but this time around, the guys over at FanSided.com have the Chiefs going in a different direction in their latest mock.
With the first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select…
1. Kansas City Chiefs – Luke Joeckel, OT/Texas A&M
I had this pick in my mock a few weeks ago, and it’s starting to go mainstream with some draft experts. With Andy Reid in town, the Chiefs will be going in an entirely new direction (well actually it’ll just be nice for them to be going in a direction), and Reid himself hinted that the Chiefs could opt to go with a quarterback later in the draft. If that’s the case, the only player they can take is A&M’s Luke Joeckel, who is arguably the best tackle in the country — including NFL guys. Reid lost his job because his offensive line in Philly couldn’t block and now that he’s in Kansas City, it has got to be in the forefront of his mind. If the Chiefs go with Joeckel here, expect Landry Jones or Matt Barkley to come off the board at the start of the second day.
Reid knows the importance of having a solid offensive line but I just don’t think I see this pick happening. I think once Reid really digs in and looks at the tape, he’ll realize that he’d be better off re-signing Branden Albert. Albert is a very good LT and he does a nice job in pass protection. Since Reid likes to throw the ball, I think he’ll feel safer with a veteran LT.
If Albert gets too expensive and the Chiefs don’t sign him, however, then I could see this being the pick.
But I am still hoping for a QB.
Check out the full updated FanSided Mock Draft.
What do you think, Addicts? Do you want the Chiefs to go LT with the first pick?