Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell introduces offensive tackle Eric Fisher (Central Michigan) as the first overall pick to the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Draft Grade: Eric Fisher

THE PICK: Eric Fisher, Offensive Tackle, Central Michigan, No.1 overall

The first ever Central Michigan player to be drafted number one pick overall and the highest selected MAC player ever, Eric Fisher represents the future of the Chiefs left tackle position once Branden Albert is either traded or leaves in free agency. Fisher hasn’t faced top-flight competition but he is very strong, athletic, and has a mean steak that someone like Andy Reid would love. While scouts don’t think he is as safe of a pick as Luke Joeckel, they do think he could end up being a better player if Fisher reaches is full potential.

Fisher is not the dynamic player one typically hopes for from the first overall pick, and there is the potential risk that he does not amount to anything for the Chiefs. While his ceiling his higher than Joeckel’s, so is his potential to bust. His ability to adjust to the huge leap in talent in the NFL from the MAC will determine if he is a backup lineman or a starting left tackle.

With that said, the tools he has to work with suggest he should be a very serviceable tackle for the Chiefs, and it would be a surprise if he fails to a starting lineman for the Chiefs very soon.


Here are what others are saying about the Chiefs selection of Fisher.

FanSided: A

Sports Illustrated: A

Walter Football: C+

CBS Sports: B


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