NFL Mock Draft 2013: Chiefs Going Tackle Again

The latest FanSided 2013 NFL Mock draft has hit the net and once again, it has the Kansas City Chiefs selecting a tackle.

Here is the explanation:

1. Kansas City Chiefs – Luke Joeckel, Offensive Tackle, Texas A&M
This has become a consensus pick. With no elite quarterbacks in this year’s draft class, the Chiefs will be looking to select the best player available and that is clearly Joeckel. When the team finally finds their next signal-caller, he will have the benefit of Joeckel protecting his blind side.

I still thinking an offensive tackle here would be utterly foolish. Joeckel is still considered one of the best players int he draft but Eric Fisher out of Central Michigan turned a lot of heads down at the Senior Bowl last week and some experts are predicting he could challenge to be the first tackle taken. Not even Joeckel is a slam dunk at this point.

It will be interesting to see how these mocks begin to change once we get on the other side of the Super Bowl.

See then entire mock over at FanSided.com.

Topics: 2013 Nfl Mock Draft, Kansas City Chiefs, Popoular

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  • Joe Myers

    I will be too pissed if they pass on Geno smith

  • Calchiefsfan

    This mock has the Eagles taking Geno at #4 with Arizona and Buffalo both taking quarterbacks at picks # 8 & 9. Two things about this mock. First, if Philadelphia is willing to take Geno at 4 would the Chiefs really be stretching taking Geno with the first pick? Secondly, if you have 3 teams in the top ten wanting a QB couldn’t the Chiefs, at the very least, get a bidding war going. Especially if they are considering taking Geno themselves. He is clearly the best QB in the draft, at least for now. If somebody else takes over the top spot at QB then let the bidding begin for that player. Unless, of course, the Chiefs do the right thing and draft the top QB themselves.

    It’s starting to look like the Chiefs #1 pick might not be so invaluable after all.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

      i like how they also said theirs no elite qbs but have 3 qbs in the top 10..

  • http://www.facebook.com/ChaseNathaneilRiley88 Chase Riley

    I will be too mad if they DON’T pass on Geno. Geno isn’t worth the number one overall and for us to take him and just be disappointed by another number one overall would be devastating to the franchise and Dorsey’s first year as the GM.

    • Justin R Groth

      Can tou back your opinion with some evidence?

      • Brody Hall

        nope he can not! And I know this dude too!

        • http://www.facebook.com/david.rice.1004 David Rice

          Kansas City is so starved for a real qb, fans are pulling for anything to upgrade over Cassel. Sadly, this year there just isn’t any Andrew Luck/ RG III waiting for us at the top of the draft. You don’t have to go any further than the 2013 NFL draft prospects list. Smith barely makes the top 10. I’d love nothing better than to have “that gem” waiting for us in April, but I don’t see one at all. Even worse, there isn’t that player any team would give their left nut for to trade down with.

          • Justin R Groth

            but I asked for evidence… Look I get it he doesn’t hype or respect that Luck and RG3 got last year but his stats are nearly identical to RG3 except less rushing yards and turnovers. His mechanics look pretty from what I have seen (admit I have not watched EVERY snap, but neither did I limit myself to highlight reals). His biggest “drawback” is his defensive competition which happens to be comparable (as in same conference) as RG3 went up against and had a similar record in his last two years of college ball (Smith actually had one less lose I think). He is said to have high football IQ (I don’t know because I haven’t talked to him personally). His decision making is sound. His arm strength is there his accuracy is stellar. Seriously what more do you want? This isn’t about getting a Matt Moore or Brady Quinn or Matt Flynn who is just Cassel again but its about upgrading to a QB who has the tools and the upside to increase the talent level of this team. Preferably before DJ, Hali, Bowe, and some others retire.

          • superman_25_58

            Scroll up the comment I left is for you too.

      • Daniel Mayfield

        Check Geno’s stats. If that don’t tell you enough, then you need to go back to school.

        • http://www.facebook.com/carrieandtyler.mcdonald Carrie AndTyler McDonald

          All his stats were from short throws to receivers that did the rest. He is not worth the number one pick. Anybody you take could be a bust but I know Geno is not worth that number one pick.

          • Ron White

            All of his passes were short throws? I know Geno is not worth that number one pick? Both statements that show two things….#1 you must not have watch much tape on Geno to make that statement. #2 At this point nobody knows but I think Geno has more in his favor to be successful than you have in your favor to make a call on his success. Funny how that works our huh….

        • Justin R Groth

          Which ones? His 70+ completion percentage last year. Maybe his 42-6 td-int ratio. Let’s look beyond stats. All his coaches and everyone who has worked with him says he has high football IQ and is a film nut. Also his mechanic look solid, decisions are solid. Is he perfect, no, is any qb um, no. He performed well in his bowl despite hisTEAM doing poor. When he was “pouting” it looked like he was getting at his teamates to get it in gear. He looked like some one who is competitive and wanted to win, similar to what we have seen from p. manning and T. Brady.

    • superman_25_58

      I have reseached all Qb’s and their teams and watched many games and I would have to disagree with you (but that’s my opinion and ur entitled to yours) like I have said on many other articles and will continue to use bc of these kind of comments. Go to 610sports.com and listen to the interview between Danny Parkins and Chris Weinke the “Director of football” at IMG Academy. Weinke has worked with Cam Newton, Christian Ponder, Russel Wilson, Ryan Tannehill, Kirk Cousins, and is currently working with most the top prospects in the draft this year. Parkins asks “So you say Geno is as good of a thrower as these guys”(the QB’s listed above)? Weinke, “No Question, No Question. Geno is throwing with confidence and that is the key, but he can spin the ball just as good if not better than these guys I’ve worked with. Parkins asks “So who’s level would Geno be on at this stage of his career Tannehill,etc..or who? Weinke says “Well I think he is on the RG3 type level player”, RG3 obviously has more yards rushing but both can make plays with their feet. He says Geno is as advanced as RG3 in terms of processing information, and they both are big athletic guys who can drive the football down field. Listen to the Interview talks about several diff prospects. Now I’m not saying Geno is all fixed but sounds like his main set back is footwork, he moves his feet too quickly, but this is something they are working on and can be fixed. People forget that Geno went through diff coaching staff changes on offense in his career too. Weinke has been working with Geno a lil over two weeks and during 1 of those weeks Geno was the only Qb so alot of 1 on 1 training. I’m just saying I have more confidence in Weinke’s review of Geno since he has been directly working with and training Geno to get as “NFL ready” as possible, than any Analyst review of Geno.

      • Darkwolf1414

        Another good reply, Scott! Unfortunately, logic doesn’t work with some people. They listen to the talking heads and believe what is spoon fed to them. Geno’s stats and film show his ability to be a star in the NFL.

        • superman_25_58

          Ya I agree. Like I have said b4 I don’t have blinders on. I made my opinion on who the best Qb is by listening to multiple sources and actually doing the leg work and studying tape, and comparing not only QB’s and their stats, but their team stats, and opponents stats. Your also right about a lot of people being spoon fed by “the talking heads” and it’s said so much that people actually get brain washed into believing everything they say. “BLINDERS” lol

    • tyler sims

      I agree 100%

  • http://www.facebook.com/ChaseNathaneilRiley88 Chase Riley

    Geno Smith has Draft bust written all over him. Like Blaine Gabbert kind of bust. Spread Offense College QB who puts himself in awful situations but turning over the ball. Arm strength is weak. His balls he throws gets lobbed up by the wind. If we were picking 20 or higher I would consider Geno. But number one overall?! No Way. I wish AP would get off this Geno fix they have been on for months, It’s getting real old.

    • Justin R Groth

      Except geno doesn’t turn the ball over and he has a pretty strong arm.

    • Arrowhead Magic

      That makes no sense, just because geno plays primarily from a spread offense doesn’t mean he will bust. Just like Barkley playing from a pro style offense means he will be successful at the nfl level.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

        ya lol just look at cassel he was backup to carson palmer

    • micah stephenson

      U suck!

    • http://www.facebook.com/david.rice.1004 David Rice

      Right on Chase, completely agree!

    • superman_25_58

      Lol have you ever seen this dude play? Weak Arm Strength? What the hell are you smoking man?

      • KCMikeG

        Don’t you just love these egomaniacs who get off on in their jeans when they get corrected for saying something stupid or with no supporting evidence? Then they won’t answer any questions they are asked or provide anything other than their opinion to support their claims.

        • superman_25_58

          Lol Ridiculous!

    • tyler sims

      I called Geno a Thug the other day because on a interview he had hat sideways lol and I had the whole community here flipping out it was great to own all these people’s minds for a min …. Genoa athletic but he is not a number one pick Alex Smith!!!!20-5 career record

      • tyler sims

        Go for the trade

        • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.blosser.3 Thomas Blosser

          Yes get another retread to play for us!

      • Darkwolf1414

        Yeah, you said Geno was a thug to get into peoples’ heads? You wish that’s what you were thinking when you said it.

    • Darkwolf1414

      You have lost your stinking mind! You OBVIOUSLY have never seen Geno throw the ball. He has impeccable arm strength, not to mention his touch on his throws AND he throws very few INTs!

    • Ron White

      Where are you getting this stuff? You obviously have not watched much Geno. This is just getting too funny.

  • Arrowhead Magic

    Drafting Joeckel would be a mistake and it won’t make us a better team, we already have a top tier LT in albert. Sure Joeckel would be cheaper but if there isn’t a quality qb for him to block than it doesn’t matter. We need to draft Geno or whoever is the best qb.

  • Justin R Groth

    http://www.sbnation.com/nfl-mock-draft/2013/1/28/3924336/2013-nfl-mock-draft

    1. Kansas City Chiefs: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia

    How could I go with Smith to the Chiefs this week after mocking offensive tackle Luke Joeckel here last week? It’s because there is no obvious No. 1 choice this year. Feel free to dissect Andy Reid’s press conference quotes or look at past drafting trends. Or even point out new general manager John Dorsey saying he’s going to “pick the best available player.” But at this point in the process, the Chiefs’ board isn’t set. They don’t have a best player designated. We don’t know if they’re letting Brandon Albert walk or going afterJake Long in free agency. Say it with me: No one knows. So for now, it’s back to Smith as the No. 1 pick. It’s the more obvious choice than an offensive tackle, and probably the biggest immediate upgrade

  • Tanner Cobb

    To anyone who thinks “Geno has bust written all over him”, how do you know that a tackle won’t be a bust? If you think that a QB bust would suck, imagine how mad you’ll be when we draft an OL bust with the first overall pick.

    • http://www.facebook.com/david.mckelvey2 David McKelvey

      yeah but the last OL taken with the first pick was Jake Long and he was nothing near a bust. Its hard for OL to be busts.

      • Tanner Cobb

        Tony Mandarich (Packers) and Mike Williams (Bills). Two former first round lineman busts. It doesn’t happen often, but I thought I’d throw that out there.

        • Darkwolf1414

          Not to mention Robert Gallery (Raiders). There have been quite a few OL draft busts.

  • Outback Chief

    Now after the senior bowl updates and although I think the Chiefs will trade down from the 1st or up from the 2nd

    1st Geno Smith QB
    2nd Xavier Rhodes, CB or Brandon Williams
    3rd Kyle Long, OL or Chris Harper WR or Datone Jones
    4th Margus Hunt DE or Jonathon Cyprion S
    5th Marquise Goodwin WR or Michael Williams, TE
    6th AJ Klien ILB or Tanner Hawkinson OT
    7th Michael Mauti ILB or James Ferentz OC or Bradley Mcdougald FS
    and I still want to sign Collin Klein as a FA
    and yes I want 2 D linemen

    • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.blosser.3 Thomas Blosser

      We need to pick a ILB higher up. We are REALLY thin at that position.

  • Daniel Mayfield

    Stupid STUPID idea to take a tackle at the #1 pick. At least take some kind of a play maker! If not a QB that can make plays, Geno, then get somebody that can move the ball or stop the other team from moving the ball. No DL or OL

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