The Kansas City Chiefs have recently said that they are considering four players as possible candidates to select with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft but according to a recent report, that number is actually just three.
And the report names the players.
From Russ Lande:
Contrary to reports that #Chiefs are looking at 4 players with #1 pick, my sources say KC only looking at E. Fisher, L. Joeckel & D. Jordan.
— Russell Lande (@RUSSLANDE) April 2, 2013
That certainly narrows things down.
We already knew that Joeckel and Fisher were likely in consideration. The Chiefs are in need of a tackle and those two are considered the best two available.
As for Jordan, he is one of the players the Chiefs have brought in for a private visit. Here is what we wrote about Jordan:
Now things are getting interesting. The Chiefs sent both head coach Andy Reid and GM John Dorsey to Orgeon’s Pro Day where they would have gotten an up close look at Jordan. If they scheduled a private visit with the player, they must have liked what they saw.
Andy Reid recently said the Chiefs are considering eight to 10 players for the top pick. Dorsey has used similar language. Jordan is considered one of the top picks in the draft and if the Chiefs are using a private visit on him, it may be that Jordan is among the eight to 10 players Reid was talking about.
Remember teams only get private visits with 30 players so they likely don’t use them lightly. Still, teams often take players they did not have in for a visit so there are no guarantees.
It is just hard to imagine the Chiefs bringing in a pass rusher like Jordan when they have Tamba Hali and Justin Houston. Add to that the fact that the team is reportedly trying to trade LT Branden Albert and recently cut RT Eric Winston and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the Chiefs are leaning towards taking a tackle.
What do you think, Addicts? Is Lande’s report correct?