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.