2013 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Predicting the First 10 Selections

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1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, LT, Texas A&M

Sep 29, 2012; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A

Even though the Chiefs went 2-14 in 2012, they really don’t have many holes.

Kansas City was thought of as a potential destination for West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, but because the Chiefs acquired Smith from San Francisco, there’s no way they will reach for a quarterback. Instead, the Chiefs will likely try to upgrade the offensive line and protect Smith, who takes a ton of sacks and would benefit from having his blind side protected.

The Chiefs could try to upgrade their defense (which was below-average in 2012), but quarterback was the real problem in 2012, and the problem has been solved with Smith. Joeckel is an NFL-ready player, and he would definitely help the Chiefs. Kansas City could go somewhere else here, but it would be a surprise if they didn’t take Joeckel.

Why? Because Joeckel is the most NFL-ready player in this draft class, and he would be a big help to the Chiefs.