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April 3, 2013

Former scout: Chiefs down to three possibilities

The New England Sports Network quotes a former league scout as saying that the Chiefs are down to three possibilities with their number one pick in the April 25-27 NFL Draft.

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The Chiefs and NFL by beat writer Terez Paylor

Perusing the always-reliable Internet (!) for shreds of Chiefs-related news this morning, we stumbled across the little nugget on, the New England Sports Network's website.

"The NFL draft is just over three weeks away and the Chiefs still haven’t decided who they’re going to choose No. 1 overall.

"The team is deciding between defensive end/outside linebacker Dion Jordan and offensive tackles Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher, according to Russ Lande of the National Football Post. Lande is a former scout for the Rams and Browns. He’s currently the college scouting director for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.

"There were reports on Tuesday that the Chiefs were deciding between four players, which likely included Geno Smith, since he was in town for a visit, but Lande refuted those reports saying it was down to just three players. Kansas City already has Tamba Hali and Justin Houston in their two pass rushing roles. They cut offensive tackle Eric Winston before free agency started, and they still may trade Branden Albert, who they slapped with the franchise tag."

Why a former Rams and Browns scout who's now working in the CFL would know any of this is beyond us. But as the draft draws closer, and lips around One Arrowhead Drive seal up like Fort Knox, we aren't quick to discount anything.

--JEFF ROSEN, The Star

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