The Kansas City Chiefs are certainly looking hard at the tackles in this year’s 203 NFL Draft.
We already heard that the team plans to work out Texas A&M LT Lucke Joeckel and now it looks as though they will work out tacklesEric Fisher of Michigan and Lane Johnson of Oklahoma.
From the Detroit Free Press:
Fisher went through position drills at Central Michigan’s pro day today, in front of coaches and talent evaluators from 26 NFL teams. One scout whose team doesn’t have a shot to draft Fisher said he looked “outstanding” in his workout.
The left tackle didn’t run a 40-yard dash nor take part in other testing, choosing to let stand his numbers from the NFL combine. But he ha a private workout scheduled later this month with the Kansas City Chiefs, who draft first overall.
The Chiefs also have private workouts scheduled with Texas A&M’s Luke Joeckel and Oklahoma’s Lane Johnson, the other consensus top tackles in the draft.
Joeckel are considered by most draft analysts to be neck and neck for the moniker of “best tackle in the 2013 draft.” Johnson is currently ranked as the third-best tackle in the class by NFL Draft Scout and is projected to go somewhere in the first round.
The Chiefs clearly think they need help at the tackle position but they are bound to do their due diligence on a number of positions throughout the evaluation process. The question is, do the Chiefs think their need at tackle is worthy of spending the top pick in the draft on the position?
(h/t Arrowhead Pride)