The Kansas City Chiefs selected Central Michigan LT Eric Fisher with the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NLF Draft last night.
Fisher kicked off an offensive tackle love-fest in the first round. He was the first of several offensive tackles taken in the first round. In fact, four tackles were taken in the first four selections. Last night was only the fourth offensive lineman taken No. 1 overall since the advent of the modern draft in 1967. Fisher joins Pro Football Hall of Famer Ron Yary (1968), Orlando Pace (1997) and Jake Long (2008) as the only tackles to hold the honor of being the first pick.
Many thought the Chiefs would select Texas A&M LT Luke Joeckel. Speaking with the media after selecting Fisher, head coach Andy Reid said both Fisher and Joeckel are excellent athletes.
“Well both of them are fine football players, I believe,” said Reid. “I wasn’t there for the second pick, but I believe he went as the second pick. You’re looking at two fine players. I’m not going to sit here and compare them, I’m not going to do that, but obviously, we felt strongly about Eric. We liked his athletic ability and his overall makeup. We thought it would be a good fit, so that’s what we did.”
The Chiefs will introduce Fisher to the Kansas City Media today around 1 p.m. central time. You can watch Fisher’s introduction live on KC Chiefs.com.