Luke Joeckel or Eric Fisher. Luke or Eric. Joeckel or Fisher. Finkle vs. Einhorn.
The Kansas City Chiefs have probably made their decision on who they'll pick. They have the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, which starts on Thursday night, and most would say the decision is down to two offensive tackles -- Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher.
We asked all of you who you would take. Two weeks ago the results were 52 to 47 percent, Joeckel over Fisher. That's close. What was even closer were the results of yesterday's poll asking the same question....
....Damn. That's really, really close.
We've written a LOT on Joeckel vs. Fisher. The result: we still don't know what's going to happen. For a refresher course, take a look at some of our recent stories involving Joeckel, Fisher and the No. 1 pick.
1. Draft odds for the top picks
It seems as if the oddsmakers believe Luke Joeckel to the Kansas City Chiefs is all but a done deal. Bovada released a few odds on the 2013 NFL Draft and Joeckel-to-the-Chiefs is such a sure thing they didn't even list it in their update to us.
2. Two mock draft, two OT picks
Among my favorite NFL Draft analysts are Dan Kadar of Mocking The Draft and Greg Cosell of NFL Films. The people who make the draft their living are the ones who I tend to trust the most. For Dan and Greg, that's the case. Let's compare how each sees the Kansas City Chiefs No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft plays out.
3. The Chiefs are taking Luke Joeckel...unless they take Dion Jordan...or Eric Fisher
"Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel will be the first name called next week," La Canfora writes. "According to numerous league sources, the Chiefs are locked in on him, barring anything unforeseen, after also strongly considering Central Michigan left tackle Eric Fisher."
4. Recapping Dorsey's press conference
On Eric Fisher vs. Luke Joeckel: "I don't like to talk about specifics of players ... I think they're both really fine football players. I think this year the offensive line position has some true prospects of it."
5. 2 round mock draft
SB Nation's 2013 NFL mock draft is now complete. Bloggers from all 32 of SB Nation's NFL blogs participated in a mock draft and the results are below. As you know, the Kansas City Chiefs have just one pick in the first two rounds so I made just one selection -- Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel.
6. Donald Stephenson factors in
The options are the right or left side of the offensive line. We're not sure yet what Stephenson's role will be. He lined up at left tackle in minicamp but that doesn't tell us much because Branden Albert nor the No. 1 overall pick, which could be a tackle, is in minicamp. "I don't think about it at all," Stephenson said when asked about the draft. "Right now I'm focused on minicamp."
7. How the Chiefs lined up at minicamp
LT Donald Stephenson, LG Jeff Allen, C Rodney Hudson, RG Jon Asamoah, RT Geoff Schwartz LT Donald Stephenson, LG Geoff Schwartz, C Rodney Hudson, RG Jon Asamoah, RT Jeff Allen
8. Kiper's Chiefs prediction -- a trade!
In this one, Kiper has the Detroit Lions trading up to the No. 1 pick to select Alabama's Dee Milliner. And the Kansas City Chiefs then select Central Michigan's Eric Fisher with the No. 5 pick. First reaction: Sign me up!
9. Poll: Would you trade Albert for a second round pick?
We know the ramifications of possibly trading Albert. Doing so would all be guarantee the Chiefs are selecting Luke Joeckel or Eric Fisher with the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Hanging onto Albert for another year doesn't mean the Chiefs would avoid Joeckel or Fisher. In fact, some smart people the Chiefs are taking one of those two players either way.