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Old 01-08-2013, 07:59 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 01-22-2013, 12:46 PM   #796
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Good for him. He has turned into a really good tackle. However, I still think he would do whatever they want him to after he gets paid.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:46 PM   #797
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I love that Albert just randomly called in and said he wants to stay in KC long term.
I'm sure he has to know that he's about to pass block for a real ****ing QB next season.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:47 PM   #798
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Good for him. He has turned into a really good tackle. However, I still think he would do whatever they want him to after he gets paid.
They aren't paying him LT money and then moving him to Guard.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:47 PM   #799
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:48 PM   #800
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They aren't paying him LT money and then moving him to Guard.
I agree.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:50 PM   #801
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This is what Andy Reid gave to Jason Peters:

4/28/2009: Signed a six-year, $60.657 million contract. The deal contains $25 million guaranteed, including an $11 million signing bonus. 2013: $10.4 million, 2014: $9.65 million, 2015: Free Agent

Ibet Albert gets something similar.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:57 PM   #802
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Carl Nicks got a 5 year $47.5 million contract with $31 million of that guaranteed. That's pretty much LT kind of money.

Just saying...
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:58 PM   #803
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I agree.
Then why are you arguing about it?
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:00 PM   #804
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Then why are you arguing about it?
I'm not. You are.

I'm just saying if he got paid like a top 5 LT, I think he would play anywhere they asked him to.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:02 PM   #805
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I'm not. You are.

I'm just saying if he got paid like a top 5 LT, I think he would play anywhere they asked him to.
I'm sure you are a nice person and all, but once in a while a n00b comes along and after a hundred posts or so, I'm thinking, "that person should cancel their account and start over with a new name". That might be you man.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:05 PM   #806
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I'm sure you are a nice person and all, but once in a while a n00b comes along and after a hundred posts or so, I'm thinking, "that person should cancel their account and start over with a new name". That might be you man.
Nah, I like my name. This is just a classic example of people jumping to conclusions because they didn't retain what they read. It's no biggie.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:06 PM   #807
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I'm not. You are.

I'm just saying if he got paid like a top 5 LT, I think he would play anywhere they asked him to.
Well, sure. In Fantasyland, they could do that.

But they aren't going to.
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Well, sure. In Fantasyland, they could do that.

But they aren't going to.
Yep, I agree. Let's move on. We are wasting space.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:26 PM   #809
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So are we back to taking Joeckel again at #1 ?
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:40 PM   #810
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