The selection of a tackle with the first pick in the upcoming NFL Draft is a logical one for the Chiefs, given the uncertainty surrounding Branden Albert and the fact two of the top available prospects, Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M and Eric Fisher of Central Michigan, play the position.
Draft analyst Mel Kiper has the Chiefs going with Joeckel in his latest mock, but indicated in a conference call today he would be surprised if the Chiefs went with Fisher.
He has the two rated that closely.
I've gone back and forth on these two, Kiper said. I gave them a similar grade. I gave the edge to Joeckel just because of the level of competition week in and week out. If Fisher had any issues, it was against the lesser opponents, which was a crazy thing. When he had to rise up and go against better opposition, he did a great job. His Senior Bowl week was phenomenal.
You're splitting hairs. One day you like one better, the next day you like the other better. I think Kansas City is probably going through that themselves.''
-- ADAM TEICHER, The Star