It may not be a slam dunk that the Kansas City Chiefs will select LT Luke Joeckel with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, after all.
According to Tony Pauline, several Chiefs position coaches prefer Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher over Joeckel.
Sources tell me several position coaches for the Kansas City Chiefs prefer tackle Eric Fisher over Luke Joeckel….
— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) April 20, 2013
Bother Joeckel and Fisher are considered to be elite prospects at their position. Some analysts, like NFL Network’s Mike Mayock, are ranking Fisher slightly higher than Joeckel. There seems to be a common belief that Joeckel is the safer of the two picks while Fisher may have the higher ceiling.
If the Chiefs are indeed going to select a tackle next week, it is imperative that they get the right guy.
The interesting thing to pay attention to in this report is the words “several position coaches.” Notice Pauline says nothing about GM John Dorsey or head coach Andy Reid. While I am sure Reid and Dorsey value the opinion of their staff, in the end, it is what the top dogs think that matters.
This is Dorsey’s first draft as GM of the Chiefs, so he may decide to play it safe by selecting Joeckel.
What do you think, Addicts? Would you rather Dorsey played it safe with Joeckel or rolled the dice with Fisher?