Kansas City Chiefs: Every First Round Draft Pick Since 2000

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For the first time ever, the Kansas City Chiefs held the number one overall pick in a draft. It was after an atrocious 2-14 campaign in 2012 that landed them that honor and of course the ONE year the Chiefs held the first overall pick, there were no quarterbacks worthy of taking there.

The Chiefs held the top pick in what is largely considered to be one of the worst draft classes ever, so they really didn’t have a lot of great options. They went in a little bit of a different direction than in years prior, drafting an offensive tackle with that number one pick.

Eric Fisher was that offensive tackle and in the first few years, if you asked ten Chiefs fans what they thought of Fisher’s tenure in Kansas City at that point, you’d probably have gotten ten different answers. In Fisher’s defense, he was moved to right tackle in his first year and then back to his preferred spot of left tackle, where he’s been ever since.

Fisher caused some controversy at the beginning of the 2015 season when he didn’t play in the opener against the Houston Texans. Some speculated that perhaps Fisher was afraid of having to guard J.J. Watt.

Months later, however, in the playoff game against the Texans, Fisher absolutely SCHOOLED Watt for the entire nation to see (see above). It was pretty comical at the time, but then we later found out Watt was injured, so not so funny after all.

Fisher is still playing for the Chiefs, but no one would argue that he hasn’t lived up to the hype that a number one pick should. It’s great that he’s still in Kansas City and all, but yeah… Chiefs fans would have much rather had the top pick in a year where there was a CLEAR number one choice. He has gotten more respect amongst the fan base in recent years, which is good to see.

With all of that said, however, there haven’t been a lot of greats to come out of the 2013 draft class. DeAndre Hopkins has been good for the Texans, but the Chiefs didn’t really need a receiver at the time. Fisher definitely has been better than what Luke Joeckel (second overall pick to Jacksonville) amounted to. Joeckel is out of the league, so there’s some positivity for you all.