In the First Round, the Chiefs Select…!

The NFL Draft is exactly three weeks away. More or less, these nine players, listed alphabetically, have been in the mix for the Chiefs’ first pick:

  • Ziggy Ansah, DE/LB, BYU
  • Eric Fisher, OT, Michigan
  • Shariff Floyd, DT, Florida
  • Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
  • Jarvis Jones, DE/LB, Georgia
  • Dion Jordan, DE/LB, Oregon
  • Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
  • Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
  • Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia

Yesterday, Paddy reported that the Chiefs are really considering just three: Joeckel, Fisher and Jordan.

It’s time to make your call. Here’s mine: Luke Joeckel.

Occam’s Razor is often described as “The explanation requiring the fewest assumptions is most likely to be correct.” In other words, the simplest solution is usually the right solution. There are lots of questions remaining before April 25. What’s going to happen to Branden Albert? Will the Chiefs get an offer to trade down? How will Matt Flynn joining the Raiders impact the Chiefs’ draft board? Is Geno Smith a reach at number one, and just how good of a quarterback is he? Are Star Lotulelei and Jarvis Jones healthy?

Drafting Joeckel requires the fewest number of these questions to be answered. More correctly, getting Joeckel requires none of these questions to be answered. By all accounts, he is the most talented, ready-to-play player in the draft. He’s a stud at left tackle. He’s a great character guy and has a tireless work ethic. The guy has started every single game for Texas A&M since joining the team as a true freshman (where he blocked for our very own Cyrus Gray), all the way through his junior year last year. He held down the left side of the offensive line for Ryan Tannehill two years ago, and last year, allowed only one sack while protecting the scrambling Johnny Manziel.

Most analysts call Joeckel a “ten year starter” and perennial Pro Bowler. If there was ever a sure bet with the Draft, Joeckel is it.

With Joeckel, John Dorsey and Andy Reid get their “best available player” and Joeckel fills an immediate and glaring gap on our team at either left or right tackle, depending on what happens to Albert. We get a stone cold lock on pass protection and a road grader for Jamaal Charles.

If you have the chance to draft the next Jonathan Ogden or Willie Roaf, you just do it. Keep it simple, Chiefs. Joeckel should be our guy.

Addicts, the clock is ticking. What do you think?!

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  • Precise3

    Give me Jordan. Long term Albert and let Stephenson play right. With Jordan, we can have a top 5 defense in the league and we can still get an OT in third round if wanted. I would rather take a WR in the third and give Smith another great target.

    • Jason Seibel

      The more I read about this kid the more I agree. What if we put him outside and slid Houston over to SILB?

      • Danny W

        Why take Houston out of position he’s better at sacking the quarterback and in pass and run coverage than Hali. I don’t think we have a sit of Jordan and I’m gonna be out of my mind if we take him number one overall.

      • NathanaelL

        WHy would you do that? Huston has proven himself in that position I would rather put the rookie at sam than make Huston learn a new spot.

    • Danny W

      Were do you put him? Do you take Houston or Hali off the field?

      • Precise3

        No way, I put him inside with D. Johnson and let Houston rush the edge. The new defense coordinator has crazy schemes and can utilize him flexing as ilb and DE. Now you have Hali, Jordan, Johnson and Houston on the field at one time. Who can really mess with that combo

        • mg2098

          Or you can just leave Jordan at ROLB, and put Hali at rush DE. Thats were Hali was most of last year anyways. Jordan also gives you a TE/RB coverage guy which allows Berry to roam free. So many options by adding Jordan to this D. I look back at the 38-3 Broncos game: a game that the Chiefs had zero sacks in. I know this year the Chiefs gotta find a way to get to Manning. Jordan is that fix.

  • micah stephenson

    Its gonna b Luke Joke-OL. These beep beep beepady beeps dont like Albert or Geno so its some boring ass olineman thats looks as soft as cotton. You stand Albert next to Luke and ima pick Albert every time. If you stand Alex next to Geno ima pick Geno everytime. Id much rather hav Albert Winston and Geno instead of Jokel Stephenson and A.Smith.

    • Tom Sparks

      Wow! You never cease to amaze, do you! If you had any NFL prowess at all Leno ‘el Keeno, it wouldn’t be such a joke reading your neverending comments that make no common sense at all!
      He started EVERY DAMN game for the Aggies & you make ignorant comments like he’s as soft as cotton? Actually most games are won by teams that have very good O & D linemen!
      The TRENCHES, does that mean anything to you? Your ALL FLASH, with no gas! Always wanting the “flash(y)-in-the-pan picks. Albert is really looking like a selfish clod, I won’t do this, I want this! He IS NOT a TEAM player! I hope he has his bags packed, because we actually have a GM/HC tandem that won’t put up with his self centered ass! Your going to make near $10 million this year and you can’t be a team player? He’s a whiney-ass baby Hughy! I can’t wait until he gets his plane ticket! Getting real tired of his Baby Ass attitude!
      Remember Willie Roaf?
      Probably not! He was part of one of the best o-lines in the NFL! A bulldozer! But, I forgot, OL don’t help a team win!
      Pull your hollow head out of the Sand Castle and get real. Or your just a JOKE!
      By referring to Joeckel as soft as cotton, I wonder if your really referring to the shade of melatonin? Wouldn’t surprise me…….
      CHIEFS ROCK
      Leno ALL talk!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Larry-Vandesande/1692334818 Larry Vandesande

        What most people forget about Luke Joekel is he blocked for the Heisman trophy winning quarterback, a young (RS freshman) player with excellent mobility. Before that he protected another quarterback that was a top 10 NFL draft pick, Ryan Tannehill. He didn’t block for Matt Cassel or any other quarterback that stood back there all day and refused to throw the ball or run away from defensive traffic. To repeat, his quarterback was the Heisman trophy winner.

        While Joekel played SEC competition, the A&M scehdule also says he played teams like Rice, Sam Houston State, SMU and UTEP, so he wasn’t always going against the best. It just so happens Texas A&M’s other offensive tackle happens to be an all-American too. The idea that he is the best player in the draft and a sure bet 10 year NFL starter must be tempered by these facts.

      • micah stephenson

        And how many sacks do you think Jokel is going to give up this yr playing against NFL DEs vs College DEs? Now how many sacks do you think Albert is going to give up? Which set of OTs do you think NFL DEs rather face on sunday, Albert and Winston or Jokel and Stephenson? Yes I remember R.Roaf. Wat a dum ?. I know football is won in the trenches thats why I dont understand why you get rid of your proven bookend OTs for 2 lower quality unproven OTs. O I know why. Money. Jokel and Stephenson are not better than Albert and Winston but they are cheaper.

        • dominicscarlatti

          Well, they are not only ‘cheaper’ but would also command significantly smaller cap numbers.

  • berttheclock

    Miles, whatever it is you have been drinking lately, please, buy much more. Well said, Miles, with one exception. Eric Fisher went to Central Michigan, not Michigan. BTW, the excellent pro bowl LT of the Niners, who made the life of Alex Smith far better on the playing field, went to Central Michigan, as well.

  • berttheclock

    Ireland of the Dolphins is playing Rope-a-dope trying to force Dorsey into dropping an extra pick for Albert, but, this deal should go through in a couple of weeks. Makes a great deal of sense to trade Albert for a Number 2. Win-win for the Chiefs. Cuts their cash flow, picks up the needed second round pick and releases a potential problem of back flareups for Albert. Once, a lower back is injured, the possibility of reaccurance is very high. So, why sign a back problem to a very large long term contract? Albert has played very well considering he was playing out of his proper position with the Chiefs. It is now time to rebuild with a youth movement.
    Actually, as much as I want a top offensive lineman to be selected, I can not say I disagree with the arguments for Jordan. However, I would love to see the Chiefs get their second round pick and have such as Tank Carradine fall into our laps. But, should Carradine have excellent times in his upcoming workouts, he will go in the upper teens.

    • TAZMOSIS

      I would also like to see Albert in a Dolphin uniform. But with a potential back injury and only on the franchise tender, why would the ‘Phins trade for him? They give up a two, get a player slowed by injury, then have to sign him. That just ain’t gonna’ happen. I hope I am wrong, but the Chiefs may have painted themselves into a corner. R&D needs to have a come-to-Jesus with Albert, and let him know that he is now their RT getting paid LT money.

    • dominicscarlatti

      Maybe they will trade up for Fisher, or more likely Lane Johnson.

  • ArrowFan

    Geno Smith, then he will be traded before the third pick.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Larry-Vandesande/1692334818 Larry Vandesande

    Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan, not Michigan. That’s a MAC school.

    • berttheclock

      Yes, and Eric Fisher has said the one man from Central Mighigan he wants to emulate is Joe Staley, the Pro Bowl LT of the Niners.

  • berttheclock

    Both Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher lifted 27 reps for the 225 bench press in the 2013 combine. In 2012, Donald Stephenson lifted 19 reps, thereby, causing many coaches and scouts to say he needed another year or two in the weight room. In addition, his ratings for the short time he played LT for the Chiefs dropped because of the lack of upper body strength which really hurt his pass blocking. He only excelled on run blocking.
    Now, Micha, tell us how many thirty plus reps you can do, so, we won’t think of you as being soft cotton. BTW, have you even seen a photo of Eric Fisher? Solid looking piece of cotton. He is a nasty run blocker and moves better laterally on pass blocking than Joeckel and should handle the usual bull rushes on West Coast offenses very well. An up side for him is he has the body to be able to handle extra weight. He was not recruited by Big Ten schools coming out of HS because he only weighed 230 pounds and was considered to be a better basketball player. He has added size and will continue to add weight.

    • micah stephenson

      I said Jokel looks soft as cotton. I like Fisher. I have never said anything bad about Fisher. Look at B.Alberts arms then look at Jokels arms. And if Stephenson is so weak why go with him and Jokel?

      • berttheclock

        Once again, your research, Micah, is superb. Why did I not notice the difference in arms between Albert and Joeckel? Perhaps, I did not take the time for that because Albert only benched pressed 23 reps in his combine, whereas, Joeckel did 27 reps. Thanks for you remarkable “insight”.

        • micah stephenson

          Albert been training n the NFL tho so he has gotten alot stronger. Im saying I noticed Albert had some big guns in the picture AA used the other day. Then I looked at Jokel Arms it was no comparison. I gauruntee Albert can bench more than 23-27 reps now. Its clear now Albert is public enemy number 1 becuase he is a lil outspoken. But I gauruntee you this when Its time to redo Luke Jokels contract if they chiefs say “No we are not paying you long term and o by the way we want you to play RT so we can try to sign you to a RT contract and if you dont like it we are trading you” Luke Joke might not b such a “team player” ether.

          • dominicscarlatti

            None of us knows what the status of Albert’s negotiations are, nor do any of us really know what the long-term prognosis is for his back. Furthermore, Albert is going around making an utter fool of himself with his self-important public pronouncements. Did you see Warren Sapp’s reaction to Branden’s interview? If Albert wants off the Chiefs, he’s doing a bang-up job of making sure that happens. We’re already rid of loudmouthed Eric Winston, a road grader with really slooooow feet who cannot pass protect, and soon with any luck, we’ll unload Albert and that massive chip on his shoulder. You’re correct though, that he does have ‘big guns’ but that may be from having to constantly lower and raise that chip onto its pedestal on a daily basis…

          • Derek

            “loud mouth?” Winston may’ve had bad skills but was a class-act when it came to the media

      • dominicscarlatti

        We could draft Joeckel (or Fisher or Johnson) and play them at ORT opposite Albert (most likely scenario) or start Schwartz there as well as Stephenson.

    • micah stephenson

      Why is this mutha***** talkin bout Fisher when I hav never said one thing about fisher? you must have something personal against me now and just want to bitch about my comments.

      • steve james

        I kind of got that too. He seems miffed. You mad Bro?:)

        • berttheclock

          Nah, I’m not mad about Micha’s comments, but, I highly question his knowledge about the NFL. The reason for that is he commented a couple of months ago that there are 10 Ryan Clady’s available in every NFL draft. So, by his reasoning, there should be 60 pro bowl left tackles for the past six drafts. Kind of crowded over in Hawaii, eh?

          • micah stephenson

            Here man mayby yo a lil slow so I have to spell it out for you what I mean by ten Ryan Cladys in every draft is ther are ten OTs in every draft that can start. last yr they projected 6 1st rd OTs. And the yr before that they projected 6-7 1st rd OTs. And the yr before that….. They never project 6 1st rd QBs. OTs are a dime a dozen compared to QBs. Take this yr for example if you want an OT there is Jokel, Fisher, Lane and prolly 2 or 3 more starters but if you want a QB its only GENO that looks like he has some potential. Same thing in free agentcy. How many good OTs can you sign n free agentcy vs good QBs? If you want a OT you can get one anytime anywhere. If you cant why get rid of Winston and Albert?

          • dominicscarlatti

            If you were merely attempting to refer to OT’s capable of starting in the NFL, then it was a mistake to utilize Clady’s name, as he is an elite OT. Look, I like Geno too, and would happily welcome him to KC, but you’re totally mistaken if you think he would be rated highly in a draft year with an average QB class.

            If you truly believe that a starting caliber OT can be had ‘anytime anywhere’ then why not get rid of Albert and Winston, at their advanced ages with their attitude issues and big cap numbers?

          • micah stephenson

            Whoa! Attitudes? Never ever seen a bad attitude out of ether of them. Aint Albert 28 & winston 29? Thats your prime in football. Winston wasnt making that much money. You can have the best LT AND the Best RT in all of football but it wont matter when Cassel or A.Smith is the QB.

          • micah stephenson

            Huh?!?!? In last yrs class Geno is rated better than Tanehill or Weeden or even Russel. Going back 1 yr farther he is rated better than Ponder, Gabbert, Tebow or Kopernick. Going back farther he prolly rated better than Sanchez or Freeman.

          • Derek

            yup geno is definitely worthy of top of the second round or better no matter what year he comes out…this year he just happens to be the best and so should be a top five player, period. It’s not that much a reach when he will be the player with the largest impact for the next 4-8 years on the entire team. Just draft him already. It’s what the majority of fans want anyway.

          • Derek

            ^^ thank you for clarifying and I concur! Geno or bust! Ride that Geno bandwagon…hell we all should…unless I hear there is a J.J. Watt DE in this draft we got nothing else worth taking…unless we really wanna reach for an ILB lmao too questionable but I have always liked Arthur Brown but there is no way he could be around when we’re picking in the third…really we wouldn’t have all this debate if we had a second round or two left but alas that damned “other smith” deal has set us up for desparation in the draft. I am not even interested in watching it anymore….whoever the next chiefs tackle is I have no excitement for and I’ll learn his no-name self by the start of preseason just like every other cheifs player who hasn’t had a real impact…essentially most of the roster lol. the last actual impact player was X-factor himself….Oh and as far as taking a CB goes I still did Honeybadger in the 5th…I wouldn’t go as early as 4 but he could be a steal…in the third draft Howie Long’s son for tackle and then take steadman bailey for WR to support our number 1 Geno….that’s my dream anyway; not sure where ILB fits in anymore though what about kiko alonso perhaps but I don’t know if he’ll be around in the 4th either…really this draft is supposed to have depth but it feels like any real starter-ready player will be gone by the middle of the 3rd so chiefs are fucked….it has gotta be a curse…My only hope is we’re even worse next year and get to pick at the top of the draft when a guarantee at 1st round will be available….this “win now” mentality will drive us all madd…we should not kid ourselves and start-over through the draft and in 3 years or less could be a real contender….

      • dominicscarlatti

        So you’d be fine with using our #1 overall pick on Fisher instead of Geno?

        • micah stephenson

          I dont hav no choice. I want Geno. If not I like TD makers so I like wr. If it aint QB or WR then I like CB. But we never get the best QB, WR, or CB. We go for a LT or DT. Wow. How exciting. Cant wait to see Jokel score that 1st TD.

    • Derek

      OH and you wanna talk about lifting weights like that makes a difference lol I weigh 149 and I can bench 210 3 times….so mathematically if I weighed another 150 pounds like these guys do I should easily be able to lift as much…Upper body strength isn’t the key; it’s lower, core, and proper form that makes all the difference and having fluid hip control would definitely help

  • Danny W

    Miles
    I don’t think we can call Joeckel Ogden or Roaf yet but I think he will be as good as Matt Kalil was out of college.

  • NathanaelL

    looking at a olb is like looking at a running back at for this team.

  • mg2098

    When I think about us drafting Luke Joeckel or Fisher #1 overall this article come to mind and Im a firm believer in its message.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl–left-tackle-in-the-nfl-is-gradually-become-a-less-valued-position.html

    I think that LT is a such a over valued position, and that only with a true franchise QB can success be obtained. When you draft in the top 10 I think you should only be looking at skilled position players that have the possibility to change the outcomes of the game. So in other words Im talking about guys that are scoring touchdowns or creating sacks/ turnovers. I understand that there are very few of these types of players in the draft, but with the #1 overall pick Im taking the BPA, and that without a doubt is Dion Jordan. The other two I would consider is Sheriff Floyd and Dee Milner. These three guys are elite at there position and can make a game changing play at any moment.

    If Im the Chiefs I take one of these 3 players at #1. If Albert is traded I look to draft Kyle Long with that 2cnd rd pick who will end up being the best LT in this draft. If a trade doesn’t happen I let Albert play out his tag and either try to re-sign him in 2013 or draft his replacement next year. Drafting a LT #1 overall is such a wasted pick IMO.

    • berttheclock

      Yes, Orlando Pace was really a wasted pick. BTW, Dick Vermeil gave up 4 draft pickss, a first, second, third and fourth to move past the Jets to take him and how did that work out for both Green and Warner to have much needed protection on their respective blind sides?

      • mg2098

        Your talking about the greatest show on turf. A team that had Warner, M. Faulk, Isaac Bruce, Hakim and Torrey Holt. Although Pace was a great LT I still think that team could have won with any decent LT. I don’t think O. Pace made or broke that team. Kurt Warner by the way was an elite franchise QB far superior than A. Smith. The mention of Trent Green though further proves my point. He was fortunate enough to play behind two great O-lines and has zero super-bowls of his own.

        • berttheclock

          Getting injured in St Louis sort of stopped him and it opened the way for Warner. Vermiel learned in college of building in the trenches. Why would he have given up 4 picks to move up for Pace and why was he the one who wanted Roaf to come to KC? Pace was added before the Rams improved. Same in Baltimore, where Ozzie Newsome knew how badly he wanted Ogden. In college, Newsome saw the results of USC having the great Munoz, a LT who helped carry the Bengals to the SB.

          • micah stephenson

            Ok we get it. Your a LT type guy. Some of us are all star superstar QB type of guys and some of us are all star superstar LT type of guys. We like geting the best QB you can and you like geting the best LT you can. Thats your right. Anser this ?. Wud you rather have the #1 ranked LT and the 20th ranked QB or the #1 ranked QB with the 20th ranked LT?

          • dominicscarlatti

            Here’s my answer: I’ll take the coffee ice cream over the strawberry ice cream EVERY time. You know, Micah, that some of us are coffee ice cream guys and some of us are strawberry ice cream guys. By the way, and for the record, which one are you?

          • micah stephenson

            I like cookies and cream but wat duz that haft to do with this?

          • Derek

            wth is wrong with you lol…that doesn’t even apply. you’re comparing flavor to talent and having an Aaron Rodgers that produces 35 points a game despite having the worst O-line in football is way more valuable than having a QB who’ll put up only 17 points a game with a more substantial O-line. I’ll take superstar QB talent any day if it’s someone that can extend the play–have you done any homework on Geno Smith? He’s been compared to aaron rodgers and donovan mcnabb by ALL scouting reports in the sense that he keeps his eyes downfield, makes big plays on the run…so yeah he played with a shitty o-line against a premiere rush like texas and still had very good numbers….will take it in a heartbeat. Either draft Geno or “cross your fingers” that we find the next J.J. Watt in this draft (sadly the concensus is there isn’t one) so with no top D prospect to make an important impact ti’s QB or this draft is a bust, plain and simple.

          • berttheclock

            No, Micah, I do not favor LTs over QBs. What I favor is to build your offensive line first, then, find the QB. With the question of Albert up in the air, I feel the Chiefs need to address this issue before trying to bring in a QB. In fact, I question the O-line at present being able to protect Alex Smith. As I have seen young QBs taken very high in the draft and then ruined when forced to play behind weak O-lines, such as Mirer and Carr, I began to notice how winning teams began their run by building the left side of the O-line before acquiring QBs. If the Chiefs had a solid offensive line, I would say yes in taking a chance on Geno. However, I feel Geno needs much work on developing proper footwork as he throws far too much with only his arm. Behind a weak O-line in the NFL, that would allow defenses to tee off on him. I do not want to see another young QB ruined before his prime. BTW, Derek mentioned Rodgers doing well behind a weak o-line. He is the exception, but, there is one huge difference. He had five guys who could get open and catch the dang ball. So, AR could adjust very quickly. The Chiefs, so far, do not have five such guys.

          • micah stephenson

            Soon as I read your 2nd line about getting a O line 1st im thinking who duz that? Who gets at LT then a QB for him to protect? Most people get a QB then a LT to protect him. You dont dry off your car then wash it or put down new carpet then paint the room. 1st things 1st. We need to b geting the QB situation right. Like wat duz a good oline do for you if the QB sucks? Give me the QB. Ill fix the oline. Thats easy. Geting a QB aint. You got to get a QB when you can and it aint often.

          • micah stephenson

            O and our oline aint weak anymore. Mayby its the QB and not the oline. I bet A.Rogers or G.Smith wud win with this oline.

        • mg2098

          Vermiel aslo put too much emphasis on the Chiefs Offense, and not enough on the D which allowed the Chiefs to score points, but not stop anybody. Vermiel was a great coach, but even he had some shortcomings while in KC. What if we had a Dion Jordan in that no punt game?? We were just one play away.

          • berttheclock

            In 2003, Vermeil wanted to draft a defensive player instead of King Carl’s choice of Larry Johnson. Seven eventual pro bowler defensive players were selected following the 27th pick of Johnson, including both Asomugha and Osi Umenyiora. In fact, there were more defensive players taken between the 27th pick and the start of the 3rd round than offensive players. It was King Carl who stopped the improvement of the defense, not Vermeil.

          • mg2098

            Regardless of who’s fault it was I think we both agree that the defense was the man reason we didn’t win a Superbowl in Vermeils tenure with the Chiefs. After last years 38-3 beat down by the Bronco’s. A game that the Chiefs produced zero sacks. Im looking to drafts best pass rusher in Dion Jordan. Although Fisher and Joeckel will end up being formidable LT’s I would not say either one has the potential to be as good as Pace or Roaf. I look at Kyle Long and see the same type of player that Joeckel and Fisher are, but with even more upside. There is no such player to compare Dion Jordan too beyond the top 10. I get greater value at LT in rounds 2 or 3 than I get in an elite pass rusher. Therefore I take Dion Jordan #1 overall and I make sure Im in a position to take Long with the 3rd rd pick or 2cnd rd pick via Albert trade.

          • dominicscarlatti

            Well, I’d be happy with Joeckel, Fisher or Jordan. However, I would hope we might agree that going into this offseason, the Chiefs defense was far ahead of the offense. The arguments about Vermeil’s tenure with us are an example, not a reason or justification for drafting or shunning any particular player in this draft.

          • dominicscarlatti

            You know you’re in trouble when you start replying to your own comments on an internet board…!!

    • mnelson52

      The blocking of the O-line is what allows the skill players to do their jobs successfully. However, we are in need badly for the right people to create more preasure on opposing QBs. I also think that starts in the trenches.

  • Steve Blank

    when we trade albert and draft fisher…we need to get margus hunt with the next pick….that would be a dream come true for me on draft day

  • jimfromkcj

    Anyone who downgrades the LT position has no idea what goes on on a football field.The game can evolve in how an offence attacks the defence or a defence attacks the offence, but the protection of the QB is and will remain the same. And as most QB’s are right handed, they will be facing the right side when in passing mode and the blind side will be on the left. Having a LT that the QB can count on to protect his blind side makes all the difference in how he can go through his progressions and find the open man. It also gives him a comfort zone to get his feet in the right position to make the most accurate throw. So, no one is arguing that the QB isn’t the most important player, but the LT is almost certainly the 2nd, and a good deal of the success of the QB lies with the play of the LT. Joeckel has protected 1 1st rd QB and most probably a 2nd one. So show me a better LT in this class. Fisher is seen by most scouts as a good athelete but with the caliber of competition he has played may be a project, while Joeckel is a more finished product.

    • dominicscarlatti

      I agree Jim. I’ve always felt that after QB, OLT is the most important position in a squad (assuming a right-handed starting QB).

  • stephan costa

    Fat albert = bad back, bad attitude, unflexable, me first attitude and overpriced. Luke= younger, healthier, team first, eager to prove himself, and cheaper. Add in an extra pick or 2 and its a no brainer. Sorry al, dont let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya. It sets bad presidence to let to let the disgruntled employees dictate to the organazation. Chiefs nation will do just fine without you

  • t_tyrance

    Did no one see what the 9ers did with aldon smith? if I remember Correctly he didn’t start his rookie season an look what he did. Why not get Jordan let him learn from tamba. Just because they have Houston and Tamba doesn’t mean they can’t add another guy to get the the QB cause if I’m nt Mistaken the chiefs were still Horrible at getting to the quarterback outside of those two. Teams that are really good have more then two guys that can get to the QB ( ravens, 9ers, Giants, Seahawks). Take Jordan and use him like the Defense of version of Percy Harvin line him up everywhere an have him do everything. Rush the QB, drop back in Coverage, cover TE and WR hell he did it in college. And as for tackle if the draft is do damn deep with them why not just wait and get one later. A good majority of the Best lineman in the league now Aren’t even first-round picks. I say get dion Jordan and get a tackle later, Doubt it will happen tho

    • berttheclock

      You are correct about Aldon Smith not starting his rookie season. But, he had 14 sacks. Of course, playing next to All World ILB named Patrick Willis did help him. He did start al 16 games the next year and he, even, improved his game.

    • Derek

      I can bear Jordan if in 2 eyars he makes the probowl….but tackle in the first round is just bullshit let alone the number1

  • Chelsii.

    Finally some logic here at AA!

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