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Old 01-08-2013, 06:59 PM  
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Luke Joeckel may pique Chiefs’ interest at No. 1 overall

http://nfl.si.com/2013/01/08/luke-jo...-no-1-overall/

For as long as Luke Joeckel remains on the draft board in April, he’s likely to be seriously considered by whichever team happens to be on the clock.

The Chiefs, by virtue of holding the No. 1 overall pick, will have first crack at the standout Texas A&M offensive tackle. Joeckel finalized his plan Tuesday to enter the 2013 NFL Draft, according to multiple reports.

The 6-foot-6 Joeckel played a key role in Johnny Manziel’s sudden takeover of college football this season. Despite playing against elite SEC talent, week in and week out, Joeckel turned in a dominant 2012 and is considered to be, for now, the top available offensive lineman for the coming draft.

How strongly Kansas City leans toward Joeckel depends on a number of factors, not the least of which being Branden Albert’s pending free agency.

The Chiefs face the usual options with Albert set to hit the market: re-sign him, let him walk or slap the franchise tag on him. That third choice would cost the Chiefs just shy of $10 million, but it’s hard to see them allowing their starting left tackle to walk.

The variable that could push them toward that money-saving decision is Joeckel. If the Chiefs convince themselves in the coming couple of weeks that Joeckel is capable of filling Albert’s shoes, that swap may make sense for new head coach Andy Reid. Kansas City also might be intrigued by the prospect of Joeckel at left tackle and Albert at guard — the Chiefs need to address their interior line, too, now that guard Ryan Lilja has decided to retire.

Unfortunately for Reid and the Chiefs, the top of this year’s draft class does not have an obvious No. 1 pick — unlike the 2012 draft, where the Colts had their choice between Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. Given Kansas City’s obvious needs (quarterback, receiver and linebacker, for starters), that lack of a clear superstar has to be even more frustrating.

Which is why Joeckel has a shot to go No. 1, should Albert hit free agency and a huge K.C. roster hole suddenly meshes with the available draft talent.

Even if Joeckel slides past the Chiefs, though, he will find no shortage of teams interested in his talent — so much so, in a few cases, that the rest of the top 5 (Jacksonville, Oakland, Philadelphia and Detroit) might be able to swing a draft-day trade contingent on Joeckel’s availability.

But any of that quartet also could make a case for Joeckel early. Both the Jaguars and Raiders had huge issues at right tackle; the Eagles struggled all over their line (save for Evan Mathis), and are still awaiting Jason Peters’ return from an Achilles injury; and the Lions might be shorthanded, even with 2012 first-rounder Riley Reiff in tow, if Jeff Backus retires and Gosder Cherilus leaves in free agency.

All those teams will have to wait to see what the Chiefs do as a 2013 draft opener. Given Joeckel’s potential as an NFL lineman and the lack of elite prospects, a match could be made at No. 1 overall.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:09 PM   #331
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I'll take Flynn for a swap of 5th round picks in the 2013 draft.

Outside of that, no ****ing way.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:14 PM   #332
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Wow Taylor Lewan and Jake Mathews are staying in school, so now Luke Joeckel's value just went up.

Would not be surprised to see several teams trying to move up for this guy and trade with us, like the Rams.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:21 PM   #333
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:22 PM   #334
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Wow Taylor Lewan and Jake Mathews are staying in school, so now Luke Joeckel's value just went up.

Would not be surprised to see several teams trying to move up for this guy and trade with us, like the Rams.
The Rams had the #2 pick.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:26 PM   #335
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The Rams had the #2 pick.
Before Fisher got there. The bust LT Smith is gone now.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:48 PM   #336
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Before Fisher got there. The bust LT Smith is gone now.
Um, read what you wrote again.

The Rams traded out of the NUMBER TWO slot last year.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:57 PM   #337
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Um, read what you wrote again.

The Rams traded out of the NUMBER TWO slot last year.
Why wouldn't they? They had a guy they liked at QB and could get a ton of high picks for their draft pick to build their team, which they did.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:56 PM   #338
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ESPN's Mel Kiper acknowledged on SportsCenter Thursday that Notre Dame ILB Manti Te'o is unlikely to be a top-five draft pick.

Kiper was recommending the Chiefs take Te'o first overall during the season, but he's snapped back to reality a bit. "(Inside linebackers) typically don't go in the top-five overall," Kiper conceded. "1993, Marvin Jones went fourth overall to the Jets. That very rarely happens. You see 8-11 for the middle linebackers last 10-12 years, have come off the board. If he gets in -- Te'o does -- into that 10-15 range, it could allow a team like the Baltimore Ravens, looking for the heir apparent to Ray Lewis, to jump up and get a guy like Manti Te'o." Kiper is now recommending the Chiefs take Texas A&M LT Luke Joeckel at No. 1.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:57 PM   #339
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Yeah, it would be SOOOOOO awesome not upgrading the team at all with the number one pick.
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Am I the only one that thinks Joeckel would be a retarded move?

I feel like im taking crazy pills.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:11 PM   #341
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Am I the only one that thinks Joeckel would be a retarded move?

I feel like im taking crazy pills.
Not sure if serious...
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:17 PM   #342
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So now Kiper isn't in the projection business?

He "recommends"?

**** what he says for sure then.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:41 PM   #344
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:44 PM   #345
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Why wouldn't they? They had a guy they liked at QB and could get a ton of high picks for their draft pick to build their team, which they did.
In other words, they're situation is WHOLLY unlike Kansas City's.

So remind me again - why did you even bring it up?
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