Chiefs Expected To Pick First For First Time In 50 Years

Published 04/22 2013 10:06PM

Updated 04/23 2013 04:38AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The NFL draft is on Thursday with Kansas City in line to pick first overall.

The only other time the Chiefs picked first was exactly 50 years ago in 1963.

They took defensive tackle Buck Buchanan from Grambling State. He made the Hall of Fame.

The Chiefs certainly hope this years pick can be that good.

That's expected to be Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel.

There is plenty of excitement surrounding the team anyway.

Receiver Dwayne Bowe is thinking new Offensive Coordinator Doug Pederson will open up the playbook.

"This guy likes to throw down field and take the top off," Bowe said. "That's something we haven't done in the past, put up a lot of points and this season he said we're going to blow out the scoreboard, so that's what we're looking forward to."

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