Chiefs said to be set on Eric Fisher, not Luke Joeckel, with the first pick

Peter Aiken

The Chiefs are said to be set on their pick, but they may not be drafting their player first overall.

Two offensive tackles - three if you include Branden Albert - and one Chiefs pick.

Some said the first overall pick would be Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel. Now, word is it's Central Michigan's Eric Fisher.

Perhaps they're holding it for someone. Miami is said to have been interested in Albert, a disgruntled and entrenched Chiefs offensive lineman who would have, needless to say, a younger player with a longer and cheaper contract in place this season.

If the Chiefs were looking to deal Albert, who was given the franchise tag this offseason, using the first pick as leverage wouldn't be a terrible move. In a draft with more than just two good offensive tackle prospects, though, perhaps it's not the most effective way to build a team.

Then again, the Dolphins spent $65 million on a wide receiver who's numbers were reduced by 40 percent in an offense that didn't improve or decline statistically from 2011 to 2012.

Just sayin'...


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