NFL Draft 2013: Luke Joeckel tops Scott Pioli's list of underclassman

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We've been wondering what former KC Chiefs GM Scott Pioli will be doing this year. Per Peter King of SI.com, he will be doing some work with NBC Sports Network during the Super Bowl. Pioli also gave King his top 10 underclassmen in the 2013 NFL Draft, starting with Texas A&M Luke Joeckel.

Were you curious what former Chiefs GM Scott Pioli thought of Luke Joeckel, the left tackle out of Texas A&M who many think the Chiefs could take No. 1 overall?

Maybe you weren't. But I am.


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Peter King of SI.com asked Pioli to lists the top 10 underclassmen in the 2013 NFL Draft. The first name on that list is Joeckel. Pioli writes in MMQB:

Strong candidate for the first overall pick. Three-year starter at left tackle in the Big 12 and never red-shirted. A true height-weight-speed prospect who plays with good athleticism and body control. Will play early while he develops better hip and core strength. Good teammate too.

Pretty much what we thought. Left tackles near the top of the Draft don't bust very often.

Alabama CB Dee Milliner is ranked second on Pioli's junior board. He's a guy who has me wondering if he's a dark horse for the No. 1 pick. It's a position of need for the Chiefs and he comes from the best defense in the country.

One of the youngest players in the draft (20), but a very experienced corner from the best-coached DB group in the country. Milliner has the flexibility, intelligence and experience to play outside corner and also line up in the slot. Should contribute on special teams early in his career.

What popped out at me was Georgia's Jarvis Jones, who is seventh among the juniors on Pioli's list. That's lower than most. He writes that at his size Jones could be a "tough positional fit".

Check out Pioli's top 10. What jumps out at you?


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