In the end, the Kansas City Chiefs decided they wanted the offensive tackle that was a little more raw and carried a bit more of a nasty streak. So with the first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the team selected Eric Fisher from Central Michigan.
Scouts Inc. assigned a rating of 96 to Fisher, the second best score of any prospect in the draft, with only fellow tackle Luke Joeckel scored better.
You can check out his profile from Central Michigan here.
The Chiefs couldn’t go wrong with Joeckel or Fisher and even though I feel the big man from Texas A&M is the more finished product, they certainly are still getting bad, bad man to protect Alex Smith’s blind side.
With the Branden Albert situation still unresolved, there’s still a chance Fisher plays right tackle for a year before letting Albert walk in free agency, it seems likely one way or another the rookie will be the starting left tackle when Week 1 comes around.
Fisher was first team All-MAC and a third team All-America selection by AP. He helped wipe away any concerns about the lower level of competition by shining at the Senior Bowl.
As it became clear he was in the running for the top pick with Joeckel, Fisher was saying all the right things as he made the media rounds. But his head coach at Central Michigan told ESPN the tackle wanted to be the first player off the board.
“Eric would be ticked off if he wasn’t the number one pick,” Butch Jones said “No matter what he says”
We won’t know exactly where he fits in right away until the Chiefs decide what to do with Albert, but no matter what Andy Reid and John Dorsey added a huge piece to their reloading plan.