NFL Mock Draft 2013
MOCK DRAFT 2013 #1 CHIEFS
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Luke Joeckel, LT,
Geno Smith, QB
While the team brought Brandon Albert back, it’s only on a franchise tag for a year while Eric Winston has been cut.
There are tons of ways to go, but we’ve seen enough, and Blaine Gabbert isn’t the answer. Geno Smith is an immediate upgrade.
It doesn’t sound like too stable of a line to set up for new franchise quarterback Alex Smith, which leaves tackle as an obvious need.
An edge pass rusher is a need here as well, but a quarterback is the bigger need, lest they have a top-five draft pick again in 2014.
Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher are a tough 1/1A but lean towards Joeckel who looks like the next Joe Thomas.
Why not a tackle? They can improve at right tackle later on, and they won’t get a better QB in this draft than Smith.
He’s got elite athleticism, which was put on display when going up against SEC defensive lines week in and week out last season.
They could also trade out here—someone might jump for Smith. So this is as much “Smith at No. 2” as it is him going to Jacksonville.
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