The Kansas City Chiefs introduced LT Eric Fisher to the media today at Arrowhead Stadium. If Fisher is letting the fact that he was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft inflate his go, it didn’t show in his press conference. The now former Central Michigan LT was courteous and engaging. In short, he said all the things you want to hear from a number one draft pick.
When asked about the other top tackles in the draft, Lane Johnson and Luke Joeckel, Fisher said that the friendly competition helped him throughout the evaluation process.
Luke has been a great competitor throughout this whole process, as has Lane. It was a great experience because it always kept me hungry,” said Fisher. “It was a big competition between the three of us and obviously all three of us went in four picks last night so it probably came down to hairs. The fact that they went with me, what an honor.”
Fisher also indicated that a town like Kansas City is just his speed.
“Driving in today, this is my kind of, you know, I’m a country boy. This looked like home to me.”
And of course, he brought up BBQ.
“Yeah, the biggest thing I’ve heard is the BBQ,” said Fisher. “On top of that ever, is the fans. I heard the fans here are just awesome, you couldn’t play for better fans. Coming out to a Sea of Red, you know, I can’t imagine what that’s going to be like. It’s something I’m really looking forward to this fall.”
The Chiefs said last night that one of the reasons they liked Fisher over Joeckel was Fisher’s versatility. Fisher agreed.
“Yeah, I think I’m a very versatile lineman. I’ve played the right side in my college career. I’m coming into this program, or organization, to help the team out in any way I can. I’ll play anywhere. Put me in a position and I am going to do my best at a position.”
It is good that Fisher is willing to play anywhere because if the Chiefs are unable to trade Branden Albert, he may have to.