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Chiefs still studying four players who could go first overall

John Dorsey

New Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey leaves the stage after an NFL football news conference Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)


The Kansas City Chiefs are still studying four players whom they’re considering taking with the first overall pick in Thursday night’s NFL draft.

Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey will not say who those four players are, but he did tell reporters on Friday that he and the rest of the Chiefs’ front office will spend the next few days evaluating those four players before making their final decision.

You still have to give yourself some options,” Dorsey said at his pre-draft news conference, via Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star. “What you kind of do now is just kind of see how these four guys play and kind of watch the games as they’re played. You understand them as people, now watch them play their respective position. When that curtain is raised on Thursday, we’ll be ready. But right now it’s still ongoing, and you never know what’s going to happen.”

The vast majority of mock drafts have the Chiefs taking Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel first overall. Central Michigan left tackle Eric Fisher is also an option. It’s unclear who the other two players in the Chiefs’ Final Four are, but Joeckel and Fisher would seem to be the most likely No. 1 overall picks.

“They’re both really fine football players,” Dorsey said. “This year the offensive line position has some true prospects in it.”

Last year, we knew for months before the draft that the Colts would select Andrew Luck first overall. This year, the Chiefs are keeping us guessing into draft week.