KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The window remains open for any team that might like to knock the socks off the Kansas City Chiefs in a trade for the first selection in the 2013 NFL Draft.
And general manager John Dorsey says he'll stand by, waiting for offers right up until there's 60 seconds left on the draft clock.
"What I have to do is what's best for the Kansas City Chiefs and I'll explore every option and available thing," Dorsey said. "You have time to consider everything, right up until the last minute. If needed we will."
If that offer does not come, just who will the Chiefs select with the first choice?
Other than repeating what he said two weeks ago that he and coach Andy Reid had narrowed the field to four players, Dorsey provided no more clarity on the subject. Three of the four names in that finalist group are known - Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher and Oregon defensive end/outside linebacker Dion Jordan. The fourth name could be anyone from Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, to Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson, with Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner thrown into the mix as well.
"What you do now is you go back and see how those guys play; you watch them game by game and see them on the field," Dorsey said. "You know them now as people, so now you watch them play their respective positions."
Given the Chiefs' continued attempts to trade current left tackle starter Branden Albert, offensive tackle would be the spot where the Chiefs are most likely to use the draft's top choice. It should come down to a decision between Joeckel and Fisher. Dorsey would not talk about the individuals.
"I think they are both fine football players," Dorsey said. "I think this year the offensive line has some true prospects in it."
He said each draft has unique characteristics and that the player pool for the 2013 selection meeting was heavy in players on the offensive line, defensive line and cornerback. Dorsey said his final board of draftable players has about 150 to 160 names.
Whether another team makes a decent offer for the first pick or not, Dorsey said the Chiefs are prepared for any scenario.
"From a clarity standpoint, when the curtain is raised on Thursday we'll be ready," Dorsey said.