There might be something to this Eric Fisher buzz after all.
In a span of just a few hours, NFL Network’s Mike Mayock and Jay Glazer of Fox Sports both have the big man from Central Michigan heading to the Kansas City Chiefs with the first overall pick in Thursday’s NFL Draft.
Mayock only puts out one mock draft each year instead of the multiple versions that most draftniks filter through. And sitting at the top isn’t Luke Joeckel from Texas A&M, but instead Fisher.
I think he’s got more upside than Luke Joeckel, and I think there’s very minimal downside. You can plug-and-play him for the next 10 years and you’ve got a potential All-Pro tackle.
During this whole debate over these two tackles, a common theme was a finished product in Joeckel vs. the potential of Fisher. I feel more comfortable with Joeckel, who I think will be better than Fisher even if he hits his ceiling.
For Glazer, while GM John Dorsey is still taking trade calls, he says Fisher will be the pick if the Chiefs stay put.
“Big, nasty, fits city” the plugged-in reporter tweeted.
One can argue Mayock is going on feel the same way someone like Todd McShay or Mel Kiper will, but Glazer breaks more NFL news than anyone in the industry. He knows everyone and if he’s hearing Fisher will be the pick, Fisher will be the pick.