Feb 21, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Central Michigan offensive lineman Eric Fisher speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2013: Could Eric Fisher Be No. 1 Overall Pick?


The 2013 NFL Scouting Combine is in the books and teams will now have one last chance to impress teams before April’s NFL Draft. With the draft prospects around the nation competing in the Pro Days, draft boards will be sorted out and teams will decide the direction they will want to go when they are on the clock at Radio City Music Hall.

One of the most interesting teams with a tough decision to make is the Kansas City Chiefs.

Both quarterback and left tackle are big positions of need for the team, so which position should be their priority to address at the draft?

There is growing belief that the Chiefs will make a trade for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith in the offseason, so that would turn their attention to the left tackle position.

While Texas A&M’s Luke Joeckel appears to be the top left tackle prospect, Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher is coming on strong and could leapfrog Joeckel as the top available tackle. It will be a tough decision for the Chiefs.

Fisher put on a show in Mobile, Alabama at the Senior Bowl and wowed scouts with his ability to play. At the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, Fisher continued to rise up draft boards with his unbelievable athleticism for his size and his near flawless footwork.

His offseason performances have cause many scouts to say he is just as good of a prospect as Joeckel and the belief is growing.

By the time April’s draft rolls around, Fisher and Joeckel could be interchangeable prospects which would force the Chiefs to further evaluate each prospect and determine who is the best fit for their system.

Personally, I think that would be Fisher.

Expect to hear more buzz about Fisher becoming the first overall pick as draft season continues to roll along and teams conduct their final evaluations.

It would be interesting to hear from Chiefs fans on this subject. Do you want the team to focus on drafting a quarterback with the first pick or should they add a franchise left tackle? Now the big question: Which tackle to you prefer: Joeckel or Fisher?

Tags: 2013 NFL Draft Central Michigan Chippewas Eric Fisher Football Kansas City Chiefs Luke Joeckel Texas A&M Aggies

  • john

    Well we KNOW NOW that it WON’T be Geno Smith….welcome to KC Smith….the other one…Alex!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ChrisWyman15 Chris Wyman

    Joeckel is the better LT