Andy Reid, John Dorsey On Eric Fisher


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

The Kansas City Chiefs selected former Central Michigan LT Eric Fisher with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

After making the pick, Kansas City Chiefs head coach and GM Andy Reid spoke with the media briefly about Fisher.

“What you’re getting is a very athletic player, a great kid, a smart kid — engineering major,” Reid said. “He can play any position along the line, and loves to play the game.”

Reid also added that the Chiefs didn’t have any trade offers rolling in. When NFL Network showed the KC War Room, the phone was not ringing.

“We didn’t have any trade offers working,” said Reid. “We’re very happy with Eric. We targeted him and felt very strong about him. This kid is a person that’s a football player.”

Reid said another reason the Chiefs liked Fisher was because of his versatility.

“He can play really, any position along the line. Loves to play the game. so from a coaching standpoint and from John Dorsey’s standpoint, as a General Manager, we thought that he’d be a real nice fit for our football team and also for the city of Kansas City.”

Dorsey added that Fisher was more athletic than Joeckel.

The Chiefs will be speaking to the media more over the next few days so we should get a lot more insight into what they are thinking.