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Associated Press Texas A&M offensive lineman Luke Joeckel runs a drill during the NFL scouting combine Feb. 23 in Indianapolis. Only twice since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 has an offensive tackle been drafted first overall. Tonight, the Kansas City Chiefs could make it three. Joeckel and Eric Fisher are the hot names to go No. 1, assuming the Chiefs still have the pick.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Playing on the offensive line is about as unglamorous as it gets in professional football.

Nobody pays much attention to the guys in the trenches until flags are flying. They spend Sunday afternoons getting punched, kicked and thrown to the turf, their fingers smashed and their face masks twisted — not to mention whatever goes on at the bottom of those piles.


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