Feb 23, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Central Michigan offensive lineman Eric Fisher runs the 40 yard dash during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2013: Kansas City Chiefs First-Round Draft Grade

The Kansas City Chiefs had the first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft; with that pick they selected Eric Fisher, the left tackle from Central Michigan.

Obviously, Fisher draws comparison to Joe Staley, the 2007 first-round pick from Central Michigan of the San Fransisco 49ers. However, the two have a lot more in common than just where they attended school.

Both are elite athletes for the position. At 6’7″ and 306 pounds, Fisher has the quickness and agility to get to the second-level of the defense in the run game while still having the strength to defend the blind-side of Alex Smith.

Kansas City will look for someone to protect their new quarterback, and Fisher fits that mold. The Chiefs look to make the playoffs a season removed from a 2-14 season. With key acquisitions of Dunta Robinson and Sean Smith on defense coupled with Alex Smith behind center, Eric Fisher becomes the piece of the puzzle for Andy Reid and company.


Draft Grade: A

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