Deseret News 2013 mock NFL draft: Star and Ziggy will make history for the state of Utah

Published: Wednesday, April 24 2013 3:18 p.m. MDT

1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M Next » 1 of 33 « Prev
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The trend the past several years in the NFL draft is that the team picking first has revealed who they will select before the draft clock starts. That isn't expected to happen this year, though most experts believe Kansas City will choose between a pair of offensive tackles: Joeckel or Central Michigan's Eric Fisher.

New Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith needs a strong left tackle to protect his blind side, and Joeckel would be provide that. The former Texas A&M standout is projected to be an All-Pro caliber tackle in the NFL for the next decade and has little downside to his game. A solid player with good technique, Joeckel is especially strong in pass protection.

NFL.com compares Joeckel to Ryan Clady, who is currently protecting Peyton Manning's blind side for the Broncos.

AP pick: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M. The Chiefs already have their quarterback — not that it is worth taking one at the top this year — and a good running game. The guy who could be the cornerstone for the entire offense, as well as QB Alex Smith's protector for the next few years, plays left tackle.
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worf
Mcallen, TX

Utes in the dark without a star while BYU zigs forward on cruise control.

Stang08
Cedar City, Utah

Sorenson going to Oakland isn't bad. He may have a shot ot play there if he works as hard as everyone knows he can. USU's Williams going to the Seahawks is funny. They already have Turbin who didn't do much so why would they need Williams?

vaase
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One for the money, two for the family, three get ready and. Go guys go! Best wishes.

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