2013 NFL Draft: Luke Joeckel, Chiefs will meet on March 22

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We have our first confirmed 2013 NFL Draft visit for the Kansas City Chiefs and it's who you'd expect: Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel. With the Chiefs cutting Eric Winston, the most popular pick on mock drafts is sending Joeckel to Kansas City, where he would play on the right side and act as insurance in the future for Branden Albert on the left side.

Hey guys, I have a neat idea. The Chiefs should draft Luke Joeckel! Has anyone thought of that?

...Oh. You have.

Well then, the Chiefs are doing their due diligence on Joeckel anyway, setting a visit with him later this month, according to Joeckel himself.

Drafting Joeckel appears to be one of the top options for the Chiefs right now and after the release of Eric Winston I can see why. I didn't agree with the Winston release but now that it's done and over with, Joeckel makes a lot of sense. He would essentially fill two roles: 1.) right tackle in 2013 and 2.) insurance in case Branden Albert leaves via free agency next year.

Unless, of course, the Chiefs reach a contract agreement with Albert. That would really throw our mock drafts through a loop.

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