The speculation that had been mounting since Eric Fisher was drafted with the number one overall pick in 2013 has finally come to fruition. Andy Reid announced today at the league meetings in Orlando that Fisher will be the team’s starting left tackle.
Chiefs HC Andy Reid said he plans to go to camp this summer with former No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher playing left tackle.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 25, 2014
“I think he showed that you know what, it slowed down for him the final third of the season,” Dorsey told The Star in January. “He began to get comfortable at the tackle position and realized there were different type of pass rushers in the National Football League.”
“He understands that he’s got an offseason to get bigger and stronger, and size will help him a little bit,” Dorsey said. “I’ve always said this ― if I had to do it over again, that was the guy I’d still take because I think he’s got as talented of feet, lateral agility and balance of any tackle I’ve seen in a very long time.
“We all knew going in that he’d be able to function and play his first year, he’d have to learn certain techniques it took to play in the National Football League, and we knew that in year two, he would come in and be a really good player and that’s what we’re banking on.”
Fisher showed significant improvement in the second half of the season as became healthier and gained some experience. The part from Dorsey about needing to get bigger and stronger is dead on and hopefully an offseason to train will get him to where he needs to be.
So what do you think, Addicts? Are you comfortable with Fisher on the left side? Should Stephenson be the starting right tackle or will they draft one?