2013 NFL Mock Draft: Chiefs Go Tackle


The NFL Combine edition of the FanSided.com NFL Mock Draft has been released and despite a string of “Geno Smith picks” recent news involving the Chiefs and Alex Smith has the pick moving away from QB.

And back to tackle:

1. Kansas City Chiefs – Luke Joeckel, Offensive Tackle, Texas A&M
Rumors are indicating that the Chiefs could have a deal in place to land Alex Smith. That trade would give them veteran leadership at quarterback, but the team would still have many holes on the roster. Expect Dwayne Bowe to get the franchise tag and Branden Albert to leave in free agency, which would open the door for Luke Joeckel to the Chiefs.

This view on things likely isn’t going away any time soon. Sigh.

Here are the picks for the rest of the AFC West:

3. Oakland Raiders – Shariff Floyd, Defensive Tackle, Florida
Floyd is shooting up draft boards and is considered to be a top five lock. With the Raiders needing defensive line help, look for them to add talent to the trenches.

11. San Diego Chargers – Lane Johnson, Offensive Tackle, Oklahoma
It seems all but certain that the Chargers will use their first-round pick to use the best available offensive tackle. Whether it be Eric Fisher or Lane Johnson on the board, San Diego appears poised to add a big body in the trenches.

28. Denver Broncos – Kevin Minter, Linebacker, LSU
Minter is ranked by some as the best inside linebacker prospect in this year’s class and would be an immediate upgrade in the middle of the Broncos defense.

Geno Smith went to the Jags at #2.

Check out the entire mock at FanSided.com.

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  • kcrobert10

    Sharrif Floyd at 1.

    • kirk

      Uh no!

      • kcrobert10

        Why not we have an actual need at de. Not at lt. How does it make any since to draft a left tackle to replace our current top 10 left tackle who has only givin up 1 sack in 2 yrs. As in rounders pay him pay that man his money. We get more wins if u fix the dline not plug holes in what is already a decent oline. I challenge you guys go watch joeckle v Floyd in the Texas a&m v Florida game and watch joeckle try everything to stop him and not really getting the job done.

        • kirk

          I absolutely hate the fact of drafting joeckle unless we can’t sign Albert back. but I like to think we will resign him. but I see sharrif as another Tyson Jackson. I like Dion Jordan from oregon as a DE just not at #1

          • kcrobert10

            Who do u want at 1 please don’t say g oh no smith I might puke.

          • kirk

            I wanted star at 1 but his heart condition is a bummer and hurts his stock depending on how severe it is. so now a trade is still highly unlikely unless we switch spots with the jets for revis. star and geno are the only ones who would make sense at #1 due to our needs

          • kcrobert10

            They should able to resign Albert, bowe and the punter. They are 30 million under the cap. I would franchise bowe go after Wallace personally. Floyd is much better and way more highly thought of than Jackson. Our dline only had 5 sacks last yr even in a 3-4 that’s bad. This guy will help us put qbs on the ground. I then would draft ej Manuel at 34 he would make a good project and backup to smith.

          • Joe Myers

            yea right do you understand how bad Alex smith was in a really bad NFC west . Come to your senses now when he went to the NFC champ game look at the team he had . Still was average !! And ej will be average too . Recognize talent and potential like Tyler Willson is a project that will pay off but you got to commit . And same for Geno ; geno has more potential in my opinion and it seems like their just trying to take the cheap route . And you get what you pay for . 1 SB. 0-7 in last 7 playoff appearances . And haven’t drafted a QB in the first round in years . Just WR DE OL . AND YOUR OK WITH THIS !!!!!!!!!

  • Timothy Dittemore

    Noooooooooooooooo!

  • Chris Tarrants

    Why not draft a special teams gunner #1? It makes just as much sense as drafting a LT when we have a good one already

  • Brody Hall

    I’m sorry… But even if we get Alex… We still have a hole at qb. We need to sign Albert and still go qb. If kc does not end up landing Geno or Emanuel I’m going to be Fucking pissed and KC will be going number one all over again.

  • Arrowhead Magic

    Why don’t we just draft a punter? A punter will help this get better just as much as Joeckel will. I jest of course, but still a LT is not going to make this team better. Draft Geno please.

    • kcrobert10

      One problem g oh no isn’t any good. My grandmother could put up big numbers in the big east and big 12.

      • superman_25_58

        He’s not any good but they have him going #2? Get real dude!

        • Joe Myers

          right why dont they want the chiefs with a good QB with tons of potential !!!!! .

      • KCMikeG

        Your GMa must be one hell of a guy. Might want to update your info as Geno played in the Big 12 last year and put up numbers better than RGIII did – ever. Why wasn’t your GMa able to get drafted before RGIII last year? Why wasn’t RGIII’s performance questioned because of the conference in which he played? Who did Alex Smith play against in college? Who did Foles, Kaepernick or Russell Wilson play against? I didn’t hear anyone discounting them for not playing in the SEC. Luckily they weren’t on your GMa’s team or they would have been buried on the bench for sure.

  • Joe Myers

    Whhhhhhhhwuuuuuuuuuuuu . This sucks if it goes down like this is why we never win this would be depressing . We are going to suck for three more years . I expected change not the sane dame thing we dont draft QB and we don’t win championships !!!. If Reid and Dorsey follow the same criteria I will feel betrayed how the hell do we not get a coach and gm with some balls . Draft develop !!!!! FOR THE SAKE OF CHANGE !!!!!!!!!! .

  • kcrobert10

    Go check game tape guys. Geno sails deep passes more than u think. I get it his numbers were great but so were bradford, weedon, gabbert, and mccoy. 3 taken in the 1st rd none top 10 qbs. Can’t judge rg 3, kapernick, Wilson, and luck yet only one yr on them need more data. Shancez had a great 1st 2 yrs 2 afc championship games, would u want him. I will also point out none of these guys went through 5 game lossing streaks and cried like baby the whole time. Also they called the plays from the sidelines at wv. He didn’t have to read westcoast verbage and make on the field adjustments like he will in the NFL. He also struggled to find his check downs against blitzs once again watch the tape. Now trading for alex smith and drafting a qb at 1 makes as much since as drafting a lt when u give Albert a new top 5 lt contract or releasing him and drafting a replacement. Floyd is a beast dt that can play de in a 3-4 watch his tape against joeckle even he couldn’t stop him. He tried cutting holding and on and on this guy has a hot motor. We only had 5 sacks out of the dline last yr that needs to get better. I’m for drafting a qb at 34 I like Wilson to but manual can run Wilson can’t but there both winners so I would be ok with either.

    • Scott Mahurin

      You really didn’t check your facts. Geno was play calling 80% of the time by his senior year. He doesn’t “cry” or blame teammates. He usually takes blame even when it is obvious he wasn’t responsible for the losses. His defense was giving up 49 pts a game. Those defenses could just send extra rushers against his beat up offensive line…as he fought to play catch up. He has played under center in a Pro-Style offense. Lastly all teams use their own verbiage for play calling. Every rookie QB will be learning a new playbook. Picking at 34 we will have a shot at the fourth best QB in this draft…I’d rather just take the best. Geno.