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Chiefs Draft Grades 2013: Eric Fisher

Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (left) introduces Eric Fisher (Central Michigan) as the number one overall pick to the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs selected LT Eric Fisher with the No. overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

It became clear when the Chiefs traded a couple of high draft picks to the San Francisco 49ers for Alex Smith that KC wasn’t particularly interested in selecting a QB at the top of the draft. Then, when the news broke that the Chiefs were trying to trade LT Branden Albert, it became pretty clear that the team planned to select one of the draft’s top tackles.

And for what seemed like forever, Chiefs fans debated Eric Fisher vs. Luke Joeckel.

The pick didn’t come as a huge surprise so it should be pretty easy to grade. Then again, considering the Branden Albert situation has yet to be decided, it kind of makes it hard to know just exactly what position Fisher will play. Presumably, when you take a guy No. 1 overall, you want him to play his natural position and right away.

Then again, if the Chiefs can’t move Albert and they think Fisher can make an impact right away at RT, they could decide to deploy him there for the 2013 season.

All right, Addicts. It is time to weigh in. Get out your red pen and grade the Chiefs’ first round draft pick, Eric Fisher.

Grade the Chiefs' selection of Eric Fisher

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  • Maverik256

    We got fisher check dolphins traded the pick I wanted no check. Trading a left tackle to draft a left tackle no check. Fisher becoming a beast of a left tackle priceless. B+…….for now

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Yeah, he better be a serious beast to make this worth it. Also, the rest of the draft will be really important. If they nail a couple more picks, it could be a game changer.

      • NathanaelL

        I agree. Though I think they really need a ILB in a bad way I would like to see them trade up for that in the second. The way the first round went I don’t think the better ilb will be around in the 3rd. I would give up all the late round picks to get a good 2nd rd pick in this draft. I think like last year I don’t think the late rounders will have a big impact. Or even an impact. then again I think THe ilb from AL may be a good pick for a team like KC who needs a thumper and he would be a later round pick

        • NathanaelL

          I went with C but that is because at the end of day one there is not round 2 pick. Call me greedy but I think the vikings had the right Idea in this draft I’d rather have two first round picks than bunch of late rounders.

  • Adam Schwartz

    JAC is using Joekel at RT b/c they have Eugene Monroe, y did we not draft Joekel and do the same with him and Albert, MIA traded the pick we wanted for Albert to OAK of all team, so lets keep Albert and move on

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.meyers.545 Jason Meyers

    I think a year at Rt and Fisher getting to taste NFL talent for his first year would be good for him. I guess keep Albert and just get a comp. Pick for losing him next year will have to do. I would have liked to see us get into the second round and get a ilb so still see if Arizona is interested and get a 2ND round pick

  • toperspective

    I graded A because I think the Chiefs options were limited since no one wanted to trade for the #1 pick and they are boxed in by BA’s contract demands.

  • Cameron

    Would have graded this pick an “A” based on the talent level of Fisher, but with the Albert deal at a stand still, I have to give this a B. Though Fisher came out and said playing RT wouldn’t be a big deal for now, you still would feel more comfortable with your number one pick playing LT since he has shined in that position.

  • oldchiefsfan

    I graded A because I like Fisher over Joeckel. He just seems like more of a beast.

    But something I really could hardly wait to get here to say is was that a strange 1st round or what? My son and I sat and watched it and the whole thing was surprising to us.

  • UtahChiefan

    It’s an A grade. Joekel I’m sure will be a great player. Has a baby face though and Fisher looks like he could be a mean sum buck if he wants to be. Need some Nasty around here. Go Chiefs!!

  • micah stephenson

    I gave the chiefs a C. average move. They drafted the best player available. I wish we still had pick 34

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