Chiefs hit the road to work out tackles


The Chiefs have started making trips to various college towns in recent days to check out some of the top prospects for next month’s draft and they’ll be looking at a pair of tackles during their next set of visits.

Adam Caplan of reports that coach Andy Reid, General Manager John Dorsey and a contingent of others are on their way from Kansas City to College Station, Texas to take a look at tackle Luke Joeckel. Joeckel’s been talked about as a potential first overall pick, which has led to conjecture about what the Chiefs will do with the franchise-tagged Branden Albert as the offseason unfolds.

We don’t expect they’ll lay their cards out on the table, but continued trade chatter around Albert would suggest the team likes what they’ve seen from Joeckel. He’s not the only well-regarded Texas A&M product, so the Chiefs may also be spending some time with defensive end/linebacker Damontre Moore as well.

Caplan reports that the Chiefs will then make their way to Oklahoma to meet with tackle Lane Johnson. Johnson isn’t rated quite as highly as Joeckel or Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher, but the Chiefs are obviously keeping all of their options open when it comes to what they’ll do at the top of the draft.

6 responses to “Chiefs hit the road to work out tackles

  1. Chiefs are making solid moves this offseason, building a durable team that will be good for years to come. The Draft will be the icing on the off-season cake. You’ll see. Go Chiefs!

  2. With all the hype building around Geno Smith, you trade out of #1 and drop back as far as #8 and get picks to reimburse you for the Alex Smith trade. The needs at the top of the draft will let at least one of the two top tackles fall to you where you stepped back to.

    This means that not only do you get your guy, but you also get your QB for free.

  3. Andy Reid is the worst trade partner in the NFL….why would a team trade with this guy? His trades NEVER workout for the partner team…his reputation will make GM doubt a benefit can be had working with him. I think he gets stuck making the pick @ #1.

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