Eric Fisher: I Honestly Had No Idea I Was Going To Kansas City


Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Eric Fisher (Central Michigan) is introduced as the number one overall pick to the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

After what seemed like weeks and weeks of NFL experts doing nothing but mocking former Texas A&M LT Luke Joeckel to the Kansas City, the Chiefs pulled a fast one and selected former Central Michigan LT Eric Fisher instead, to open the 2013 NFL Draft.

The rumors linking Fisher to the Chiefs began to heat up in the last couple of days. By the time draft day arrived, there were a few media outlets reporting that if the Chiefs were unable to trade out of the No. 1 pick, that they would select Fisher.

And they did.

While some media members may have been in on the secret, Eric Fisher, in his post-draft press conference, said he had no idea he’d be KC’s pick.

“When I got the phone call, I think a lot of people knew more than I did. But when that phone rang, it was just so surreal. A dream come true, a goal, a belief. But I honestly had know idea that I was going to Kansas City.”

There were some reports that the Chiefs told Luke Joeckel that he would not be the first pick. Shortly after, there were reports that the Chiefs hadn’t told Joeckel anything. Perhaps that was what Fisher was referring to when he said that he thought maybe other people know more than he did.

Regardless, the Chiefs have made Fisher the King of the 2013 NFL Draft. Let’s hope he holds up his end of the bargain.