Who Do Kansas City Chiefs Fans Want in the 1st Round of the 2013 NFL Draft?

Farzin VousoughianContributor IIIApril 11, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 23: Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M looks on during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 23, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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As each day continues to go by in April, we get closer to the 2013 NFL draft, and the Kansas City Chiefs start things off. The first round takes place on April 25, and every player is available for Kansas City to take on the board.

Chiefs fans have spewed their opinions on who they think general manager John Dorsey should take with Kansas City's first pick.


Luke Joeckel, T, Texas A&M

With Branden Albert's situation continuing to be more uncertain, it's likely a lot of Chiefs fans will want Luke Joeckel to be taken with the No. 1 pick in this year's draft. If Albert is no longer part of Kansas City's offensive line, Joeckel must be the selection with the top pick.

Without Albert and Eric Winston released earlier this season, it is easy to insert Joeckel into the line, but he would most likely be a left tackle.


Eric Fisher, T, Central Michigan

While Joeckel did have all the attention, Eric Fisher's name jumped as a possibility for the Chiefs to take. When it comes to offensive tackles, Joeckel and Fisher are the best players in this draft. But who is the better offensive tackle and can have a better career in the NFL?

General managers, scouts and coaches get paid to go figure that out. Some fans believe that Fisher could be a better option over Joeckel.

As mentioned before with Joeckel, there are no problems having Fisher fit into Kansas City's offense.


Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia

Some Chiefs fans want Geno Smith, and some don't. It depends on who you are. Not every Chiefs fan was thrilled with the addition of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith. In a draft class where the quarterback position is low on value, Geno Smith has been touted as the best option, but he's been labeled as player that teams should be careful considering.

Even though he's the best quarterback out there in this year's draft, and regardless of the Chiefs trying to hype him up, there's no way he comes to Kansas City. Sorry, Chiefs fans, but Dorsey won't trade a high second-round pick for Alex Smith and use the top pick on Geno Smith to come and compete. Players selected No. 1 overall, let alone the first round, are supposed to be immediate starters. Not insurance policies, backups or players who have to compete for a starting spot.

The Chiefs are going to, and need to use their resources on a position that needs to be addressed. The quarterback position does not fit that description.


Trade Down

Here's an option many Chiefs fans hope to see come through in the draft. With this year's draft class not being as strong as others, some fear that it's not worth using the No. 1 pick on a player and it's a better idea to trade down and add more picks.

But if the word is out there that the top pick is not as valuable as past years, who is willing to make a move to trade up? All 32 NFL teams have heard people say that this year's draft class is weak, compared to others.

Kansas City may be stuck with the top pick and will have to select a player.