First Round: Eric Fisher, tackle
For just the second time in franchise history, the Kansas City Chiefs had the (dis)honor of making the first overall pick in the NFL Draft. Some have argued that they were unlucky in the year that they were forced to do so, given the lack of top tier talent at the top of the draft. Nonetheless, the Chiefs zeroed in on Central Michigan tackle Eric Fisher to protect the blindside of Alex Smith and trusted that he’d turn out to be an effective player at the position.
Fisher got a bad rap for years because he wasn’t a superstar at the position, but he certainly proved his worth time and time again, not the least of which was Super Bowl LV when the Chiefs sorely missed his presence on the line.
With his release this offseason, Fisher’s tenure with the Chiefs ended with eight seasons, two Pro Bowls and 113 starts. He’ll be a Ring of Honor member for Kansas City when his playing days are over. Eric Fisher was a successful draft pick, and the Chiefs should be forever grateful that they were able to draft and develop the standout tackle.