Luke Joeckel Is the Kansas City Chiefs’ Safest Pick in 2013 NFL Draft

April 23, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When Roger Goodell walks to the podium to announce the first pick of the 2013 NFL draft, it is widely expected that he will call Luke Joeckel's name for the Kansas City Chiefs. That's a good thing for Chiefs fans, because the Texas A&M offensive tackle is the safest possible move the franchise could make.
New head coach Andy Reid and the entire Kansas City organization are looking to start a new chapter with the franchise, and taking a player at a fundamental position of need like offensive tackle should be a no-brainer when rebuilding a franchise.
The Chiefs would draft Joeckel with the intention of having him start at left tackle for 10 years or more.
There is no doubt that Kansas City will also consider the other top tackles in the 2013 class as well—Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher and Oklahoma’s Lane Johnson—but Joeckel's raw skill and the room he has to grow as an athlete makes this a simple pick for the Chiefs.
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