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: Chiefs Will Work Out Eric Fisher This Week


The Kansas City Chiefs will resume their “Scouting Vacation” this week, as they prepare for the 2013 NFL Draft. We don’t know all the scheduled stops on this leg of the tour but a little nugget from Dave Birkett of the Detroit Fee Press tells us that at least one of those stops will be Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, where they will work out top offensive tackle prospect, Eric Fisher.

Birkett mentions as much in a recent article talking about the Chiefs’ recent visit with Oklahoma OT, Lane Johnson.

The Kansas City Chiefs, owners of the first pick, held a private workout Friday morning with Joeckel and Friday afternoon with Johnson. They’ll be in Mt. Pleasant to run Fisher through drills next week.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey were among the contingent watching Johnson in Norman.

Johnson, who started 12 games at right tackle in 2011 and 11 last year at left tackle for the Sooners, said he feels “right at home now” at offensive tackle.

“I’ve kind of grown into my body,” he said. “I’ve kind of got the mental aspect of, ‘I’m going to be like this for the next 10 or 12 years.’ It fits perfect now.”

Once the Chiefs work out Fisher, they will have worked out all three of the top offensive tackles in the 2013 class. KC made stops in Texas and Oklahoma last week to work out Johnson and Texas A&M tackle, Luke Joeckel.

Fisher is widely considered neck and neck with Joeckel to be the first tackle take in 2013, with Johnson trailing close behind.

What do you think, Addicts? Of the three tackles, do you have a favorite?

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  • steve james

    Have to go with Joeckel. I am trusting the experts on this one.
    http://arrowheadaddict.com/2013/03/21/chiefs-draft-2013-going-long-with-long-ball/

    “Due to his lack of lower body development (the main reason he is ranked behind Joeckel), Fisher can get caught by a bull rush for playing too high in his stance.”

    • kmon

      And joeckel has short arms and isn’t that strong

      • Jim Harper

        FYI Johnson’s arms are 1″ longer than Joeckel and Fishers arms are 1/4″ longer than Joeckel. As for strength both Joeckel and Fisher did 27 reps on the bench press and Johnson did 28 so your statement is just wrong.

        • kmon

          Who said anything about bench presses? why do o-lineman do the vertical jump? They have no reason to, its just a test. I’m referring to the play on the field. joeckel can hold his own ground but Fisher can push guys around. That’s the type of player we need

          • gjrchief

            Uhhh.. really? Because being able to push 300+ lbs into the air is a great display of lower body strength. You have to have very strong legs to move that much weight vertically. Comparing the nubers in the vertical jump of O Lineman of similar weight gives you an idea of who has the strong legs… which is supremely important for lineman.

          • kmon

            Lower leg strength is important and I partially agree with you, but just because you have strong legs does not mean you can jump high. now if they did a squats to test the lower body strength then that will be a legitimate way of testing lower body strength

  • cyberry

    Working out they look like a tie but since Joeckel went against some NFL caliber opponents in the SEC and Fisher played at Central Michigan so talent level was much lower.. So I give the edge to the Texas AM kid..(that’s probably not fair..it’s just breaking a tie)

  • Adrian Morales

    This guy looks nasty we need nasty on this soft team for that reason we are too soft dont believe me check our o line against the raiders their d line made lilja winston abd whoever was playing guard crappin their pants

  • ladner morse

    Fisher