With the 2013 BRB Draft officially underway, Andrethegreat handed his card in. While a lesser man in a lesser draft would have simply scribbled a name on it, Fake 'Dre gave a thorough explanation of why his Chiefs took who they took with the first pick of the 2013 BRB Mock Draft.
The Chiefs have been very busy during the free agency period. I think they have a pretty stacked roster on both sides of the ball, even though their 2-14 record didn't show that at all. Their main problem was at the QB position, where they rotated the likes of Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn. Everybody knows you need a QB to win in this league, and thsse guys weren't getting the job done. This is where their new head coach comes in. Andy Reid decided to start his tenure off by trading for a franchise signal caller, Alex Smith. He's a very underrated QB who will fit in nicely with the likes of Jamaal Charles, Jonathan Baldwin, and newly re-signed Dwayne Bowe.
On defense, the Chiefs have plenty of talent. They already have a solid group of linebackers that includes Justin Houston, Derrick Johnson, and Tamba Hali. They also have a nice young secondary that includes former Pro Bowlers Brandon Flowers and Eric Berry. What did they add to this group to make it even better? Sean Smith, previously of the Dolphins, to play opposite of Flowers, and Dunta "Pay Me Rick" Robinson to provide depth at corner or possibly make a switch to safety. The Chiefs have recently focused on the defensive side of the ball with their first rounders, so we need to mix it up a bit. A new regime typically means a new QB (which they have already traded for), and what better way to protect that investment than by getting the best tackle in the draft?
The pick: Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M.
I think the writing was on the wall after the release of Eric Winston. Kansas City needs a tackle to line up on the right end from the franchised Branden Albert, or they could choose to slot Joeckel at LT and move Albert to RT or one of the guard spots, which some consider his natural position. You could argue that Eric Fisher is better than Joeckel, but I like the fact that Joeckel played in a much tougher conference and still got the job done.
The Jacksonville Jaguars and La Voz are now on the clock.