Feb 21, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Central Michigan offensive lineman Eric Fisher speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Draft: Kansas City Chiefs Select Eric Fisher No. 1 Overall

It is official: Eric Fisher is the Kansas City Chiefs number one overall pick.

In a somewhat surprising move the Kansas City Chiefs have selected Eric Fisher, a player many thought was the second best tackle behind Luke Joeckel. John Dorsey and Andy Reid seem to think otherwise, selecting him over Joeckel, Sharrif Floyd, and Dion Jordan. The pick provides the Chiefs a new starting tackle who some scouts say has a very high upside.

We have a profile of Fisher here to help catch you up with KC’s new player.

The fact that Fisher played left tackle in a more traditional offense where he protected a quarterback in the pocket is certainly in his favor over Joeckel, who blocked for quarterbacks who were looking to move around and head up field much of the time. The MAC, although it offers a very good level of football, did not pit Fisher against the type of competition and athletes in which Joeckel faced week in and week out for 3 years. That did not hurt Joe Staley when he entered the NFL but it has to be taken into consideration by the Chiefs.

We’ll have more coverage for you as the night goes.

 

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