2013 NFL draft: Will KC Chiefs go offense or defense with No. 1 pick?

Steve Dykes

We're going to be starting a series of polls to gauge the pulse of the Kansas City Chiefs fan base ahead of the 2013 NFL Draft. We'll be asking various questions about what you think the KC Chiefs will do on April 25-27. Today's question is whether the Chiefs top pick will be an offensive or defensive player.

Let's assume the Kansas City Chiefs are not trading the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. They're going to keep the pick and select a player. We've spent plenty of debating the merits of Luke Joeckel, Eric Fisher, Dion Jordan and others who are in play for the top pick.

But let's break this down to a very simple level: Will the Chiefs No. 1 pick be a player on offense or on defense?

Offensively, the answer seems to center around a left tackle. It's certainly the most popular prediction for the Chiefs at this point and one that, with Branden Albert's situation uncertain, makes some sense. It's the safe route because left tackles don't have a high bust rate when selected this early.

Defensively, things aren't as clear. Oregon's Dion Jordan seems like an option. There hasn't been much buzz around Utah's Star Lotulelei but he seems like a possibility as well. The Chiefs worked out Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah and Florida's Sharrif Floyd, too.

Vote in the poll below and let us know whether it's offense or defense.

More Chiefs draft news:

Fisher vs. Joeckel, an analysis

Chiefs visit with Oregon safety

Chiefs visit with o-line prospect

The AP mock draft

Chiefs visit with a Harvard player

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