2013 NFL Draft: Luke Joeckel, Eric Fisher Likely No.1 and No.2 Thursday?


Jan 4, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas A

We have yet to hear anything official from the Kansas City Chiefs, but the belief around the league and among experts covering the league is that the first two picks in the draft will be Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher, the top two offensive tackles in the draft. Thus, the intrigue begins with the Raiders at #3 overall, and whether or not the Jaguars are going to be the ones making the pick at two overall.

After seeing this in recent mock drafts from Rob Rang (NFL Draft Scout) and Todd McShay (ESPN) as well as reading a Tweet from Adam Schefter and hearing NFL Network’s Mika Mayock, I’m convinced that this is how the first two picks will play out until further notice.

Last year, we had heard that the Vikings were going with Morris Claiborne with their top pick around this close to the draft, and they ended up trading down and selecting Matt Kalil, the offensive tackle from USC. You don’t want to put too much stock into the things you hear before the draft, but the fact that Schefter and Mayock are saying it leads me to believe these rumors hold some weight.

Joeckel has been rumored to the Chiefs for quite some time now, but Fisher at number two overall is a bit of a surprise. We’ve long thought the Jaguars would upgrade on the defensive side of the ball, but it’s hard to fault them for taking a guy who is arguably the top overall player in the draft.