Earlier this month we, the writers at RantSports.com, had a writer’s mock draft where I picked the No.1 overall pick.
In that scenario I took Luke Joeckel No. 1 overall, but as of Thursday, Pro Football Talk said on their official Twitter account that the Kansas City Chiefs are set to take left tackle Eric Fisher No.1 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft.
I must say that this isn’t a big surprise, because both Joeckel and Fisher are very good at their craft; it really is a case of splitting hairs. I ultimately settled on Joeckel because of his experience in the SEC.
Nonetheless, this pick has the ability to be a great pick for the Chiefs who need all the help they can get along the offensive line. For years I watched Andy Reid neglect the offensive line in Philadelphia, and I truly thought he would bring that same mentality to Kansas City, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
In my opinion, it shows that Reid and his staff are ready to build this team from the trenches out. If everything goes well, this pick could be the starting left tackle for the next 10-15 years. This should be exciting Chiefs fans.
There is also talk that the Chiefs are looking to move incumbent starting left tackle Brendan Albert. There are rumors that the Miami Dolphins and the Arizona Cardinals could be possible suitors for the disgruntled Albert, who is seeking a contract similar to that of Duane Brown’s seven-year deal with an average salary of a little over $8 million.