Pro Football Talk has confirmed that the Chiefs will take LT Eric Fisher with the first overall pick, according to a source with knowledge of the team’s plans.
- Charean Williams reports that the Chiefs have informed Luke Joeckel that Eric Fisher will be the first overall selection tonight.
Buzz has been building for weeks now that Fisher was likely to be the first player taken, even though Joeckel had been the consensus top player for months.
We have the Chiefs taking Fisher at No. 1 in our 2013 NFL Mock Draft, so there’s a chance that we’ll at least get one pick correct.
Jay Glazer believes the Chiefs will ultimately take Central Michigan LT Eric Fisher over Texas A&M’s Luke Joeckel with the No. 1 overall pick tomorrow night. Glazer adds that the Chiefs are still fielding calls for the first pick, but really like Fisher’s “nastiness” a lot.
- Jason Cole reports that the Chiefs’ coaches actually prefer Fisher and team’s scouts want to take Joeckel at No. 1 overall.
Glazer is arguably the most plugged-in NFL Insider, so it’s certainly note worthy when he says something so definitive.
Both Ian Rapoport and Albert Breer have mentioned that they too believe Kansas City will make Fisher the first overall selection. Breer mentions that they believe Fisher is more physically gifted than Joeckel, despite the fact that he played against lesser competition.
Tony Pauline DraftInsider.net reports that that “several” position coaches for the Kansas City Chiefs would prefer Central Michigan LT Eric Fisher over Texas A&M’s Luke Joeckel.
Chiefs GM John Dorsey recently mentioned that they’ve narrowed down their list of targets to four players, so it’s safe to assume that Fisher and Joeckel are included in that group.
Joeckel has been considered by many to be the best player in this year’s draft class, but Fisher is clearly gaining on him in recent weeks.
With Chiefs already in the process of shopping LT Branden Albert around the league, it’s safe to assume that they target an offensive tackle with the No. 1 overall pick.