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Report: Kansas City Chiefs Will Draft Eric Fisher First Overall


The Kansas City Chiefs have the first pick in tonight’s draft but they apparently already know what they want to do with it. According to the Fort Worth Star-Ledger, the Chiefs have informed Luke Joeckel that he will not be their selection tonight and rather Central Michigan tackle Eric Fisher will be the name called.

But while this sent waves through the NFL community, and set in motion some serious changes to team’s draft strategies, don’t be so quick to believe the hype. While the Fort Worth Star-Ledger may be reporting that the Chiefs have made up their minds, both ESPN’s Ed Werder and the New York Daily News are disputing those reports and are saying the Chiefs have informed no one of their ultimate decision.

It’s really up to you who to believe at this point, but while the media squabbles over who’s right and who’s wrong, Chiefs fans are left in a similar position of not knowing what’s going on. Perhaps one of the players’ agents discovered that Branden Albert is the Chief getting the most attention today, or maybe this is just another case of someone trying to report something first.

But now is reporting that they’ve been informed by sources that Fisher will be selected first overall, so it’s a wise idea to lean that way as we near the start of the draft.

Either way, it’s seems clear that the Chiefs are down to two solid names to choose from and assuming Werder’s source came from the Chiefs, they still don’t know what they’ll end up doing.

Perhaps the most likely answer is that Eric Fisher will indeed be the pick and the Chiefs (and Werder’s bosses at ESPN) want to milk the drama until the very last moment. But the question Chiefs fans must start asking themselves is if Fisher has indeed been decided on as the pick, is it the right move?

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  • dioxintribe

    I luv what Chiefs are doing . . . keepin’ it going til the end! Most drama we’ve had in a draft in a long time as dictated by one team!

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Hopefully this report is accurate. I’d rather have Fisher.

    • Josh Hill

      It’s still tough to say but I tend to think the SEC argument is overblown with Joeckel. Fisher’s really growing on me.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        It’s a legitiate criticism. Fisher did face inferior competition, but he also dominated said competition. That aside, he’s the better athlete too.

        • Don Quijote

          Didn’t Jerry Rice also faced inferior competition.

          • Stacy D. Smith

            Yes, but let’s hold off on comparisons to arguably the greatest player in the history of the NFL.

          • stephan costa

            Lol agreed,but some awesome players have come out of the mighty MAC!

        • stephan costa

          Fisher also graded perfect in the 3 games a year he played against the big 10

  • Tim Hollenbeck

    Drama yes. To bad the pick is a total waste

  • Don Quijote

    Fisher at RT is better than Winston. BA on Lt. We have great book ends. Lets focus now on getting a ILB by moving up to second RD.

  • Trent Taylor

    I call bullshit!

  • stephan costa

    I believe Fisher is the pick, but I really doubt anyone for the Chiefs has called Joekall to tell him that. Best offseason I can remember, keep it up Dorsey! I hope Minter drops to us in the 3rd!

    • Don Quijote

      Reason I would like to see us move up but if he drops that would br great.

  • KCPauly

    I think Fisher is a good pick, the guy is a beast and with attitude…GO CHIEFS!!!!

  • Michael Shaw

    Meanwhile in the Chiefs War Room, Dion Jordan is being written on a card to be given to the Commissioner announcing the pick!! DUH< DUH< DUH GO CHIEFS!!!!

  • Lyle Graversen

    Glad it’s Fisher over Joeckel. Joeckel looks good but always seemed just a little bit soft to me. You get Fisher in an NFL strength program for a year and he adds another 10-20 lbs of bulk and he’ll be a monster.

    • micah stephenson

      Wow man! Wen I say Jokel looks soft, I get blasted! When I say we shud get Geno I get blasted! Wen yall say it its ok. Wow. I guess I need to work my way up to being in yalls shoes. Jokel looks soft to me too! Give me Fisher. Of corse all the Lemmings that WAS saying get Jokel are saying fisher now too becus Mel Kiper and Mayock told them they now like Fisher.

      • KCPauly

        I got yer back Micah..LOL..GO CHIEFS!!!!

      • Chris Tarrants

        I still want Geno too :,( but I will take Fisher all day

      • dominicscarlatti

        Well the problem couldn’t be your breath, so maybe it’s your personality. When you go so far out of your way to be as annoying as you can possibly be, you might draw a little extra flak from the gallery…

  • Michael Shaw

    I personally don’t care if it is Joeckel or Fisher. I say draft either one if Branden is staying or going and we will end up with a better offensive line than SF has!!!! I am thinking if Reid plays this right, we might have the most explosive offense this year with AS getting 3500-4000 passing yards, D-Bowe and Avery BOTH getting 1000 yards receiving AND JC gets over 2000 rushing yards!!!!!!!!!!!!! And YES I truly believe this is possible!!!!

    • Ian Boese

      It’s time to put the Kool-aid down and step away. I think you’ve had your fill. I think we can do some good things, but I would be very hesitant to say we will make the top 10 offenses this coming season. And JC will not get 2000 rushing yards with Reid running things. That’s not how it goes in the WC system.

    • micah stephenson

      Even tho Alex Smiths QB rating has been good and the 49s played good, the most yards passing in a season Alex has had is 3144. Thinkin Alex is gonna go from a superbowl team to a 2 win team and start passing for 4000-5000 yards is wishfull thinking. I hope our wrs can turn a 3 yrd slant into a 50 yrd td!!! :)

  • stephan costa

    Multiple sources reporting BA trade talks with Miami called off til after the 1st round is over. Thats fine fins,price just doubled when the top 3 Ot are off the board in the top 7 picks

  • 58dtrip

    I say keep Albert unless a number 1 next year price goes up