With the first round of the 2013 NFL draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select…
Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan.
The off season signing of Alex Smith, QB from the 49′ers, practically ensured that the Chiefs would not use the number one overall pick on a quarterback. Previously West Virginia QB Geno Smith was linked to the Chiefs, but those rumors were quelled when Alex Smith was signed. The may look for depth at this position in later rounds.
Fisher is a mammoth at 6’7 306 lbs. He is a natural athlete with bend and foot quickness off the snap. A strong anchor in pass protection, he will give Smith much needed protection. He flashes nastiness as a drive blocker, latching on and churning his legs to push his man back a few yards. Possesses foot quickness and effective hands to move from one target to the other in combo blocks.
Fisher was a first team All-MAC selection as a senior. He was a part of two bowl wins while at CMU; the 2010 GMAC Bowl and the 2012 Little Caesars Bowl.