As planned, the team’s brass and offensive line coaches are holding private workout with Joeckel on Friday. He is considered the favorite to be the No. 1 pick if the Chiefs don’t deal it. The team is looking at several players with the No. 1 pick.
But Joeckel, as of now, is the odds-on favorite to be the choice.
Meanwhile, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Chiefs want a second-round pick this year, plus a a pick in next year’s draft for left tackle Branden Albert. The team is shopping Albert in a trade. He signed his franchise tender Thursday.
If Albert is kept, Joeckel would play right tackle and be insurance if Albert is not given a long-term deal next year. Joeckel would play left tackle this year if Albert is traded.
In other AFC West news:
CBS Sports reports there is a lot of interest in San Diego defensive lineman Vaughn Martin. The Chargers want to keep him. Martin is a solid player who has taken time to develop, but who is worth keeping.