Prognosticators: Chiefs first draft pick? Another tackle
02/04/2013 10:27 AM
05/16/2014 8:56 PM
Sorry, quarterback fans.
Early prognostications have the Chiefs taking Texas A tackle Luke Joeckel, and not a signal-caller, with the first overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
The following survey of 14 draft projections includes eight "votes" for Joeckel, five for West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, and one for Utah defensive lineman Star Lotulelei.
The Chiefs haven't drafted a quarterback in the first round since taking Penn State's Todd Blackledge seven overall in 1983.
This snapshot could well change in the days leading up to the April 25-27 draft, of course, so we'll continue to track the mood of the pundits each week.
Geno Smith, QB, WVU —Bucky Brooks, NFL.com
Smith —Dane Brugler, CBSSports.com
Smith —Rob Rang, CBSSports.com
Smith —Walter Football
Smith —Zach Kruse, Bleacher Report
Luke Joeckel, T, Texas A —Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com
Joeckel —Charles Davis, NFL.com
Joeckel —Gil Brandt, NFL.com
Joeckel —Mel Kiper, ESPN
Joeckel —Don Banks, SI.com
Joeckel —Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News
Joeckel —Peter Schrager, FoxSports.com
Star Lotulelei, DL, Utah —Jon Dove, Bleacher Report