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Eric Fisher | Tackle

Team: Central Michigan Chippewas
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 305

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Chiefs selected Central Michigan LT Eric Fisher with the No. 1 overall pick.
Fisher (6-7, 306) made 34 career starts at Central Michigan, including 28 at left tackle. With superior size, length (34 1/2" arms), and athleticism to Luke Joeckel, the Chiefs determined Fisher -- despite his smaller-school background -- was this year's premier left tackle prospect. At the Combine, Fisher ran 5.05 with a 1.70 ten-yard split and scored 23 on the Wonderlic. He'll protect Alex Smith's blindside as a rookie. Thu, Apr 25, 2013 08:18:00 PM

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Central Michigan T Eric Fisher tells Pro Football Talk he has visited the Jaguars, Eagles, Lions, Browns and Panthers.

There's been rumors that the Chiefs could select him No. 1 overall but haven't visited with him, interestingly enough. As one can see, he's also visited with the Carolina Panthers but we don't expect him to fall that far. He'll go top 5 at worst, we think.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 04:19:00 PM

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah has heard from several GMs and Personnel Directors who expect the Jaguars to select an OT at No. 2.

There have been other reports of this and there are pros and cons to the selection. The top three tackles are going to fly off the board, likely within the top seven picks, but we expect Oregon outside linebacker Dion Jordan to be the pick at No. 2.
Sun, Apr 21, 2013 04:10:00 PM

Draft insider Tony Pauline cites sources saying several Chiefs position coaches prefer Eric Fisher over Luke Joeckel.

We have preferred Fisher over Joeckel for some time, but it always appeared the latter would be selected with the first pick. Fisher is a bit more athletic and plays with more aggression, so we aren't surprised if this report holds up, especially in the eyes of coaches. All three tackles will be selected early.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 01:09:00 PM

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah mentioned there is a lot of buzz about the Raiders selecting an OT with pick No. 3.

Jeremiah adds Sharrif Floyd "could take a tumble" if this happens. This isn't the first time we've heard the connection between offensive tackle and the Raiders, but many will chalk it up as a smokescreen. We wouldn't conclude that immediately, but there is a chance the team is only trying to ignite trade offers for the "proven commodities" of this class.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 12:03:00 PM

Detroit Lions GM Martin Mayhew says the team will not trade up to the No. 1 overall selection.

"There's a lot of rumors and speculation -- we're gonna trade up to No. 1 -- which is not going to happen," Mayhew said. He added that he follows the whispers around the league: "I follow it. ... How much stock do I put in it? None. Zero," Mayhew said. "But I certainly read and keep up on what's going on around the league and what people are saying, and glean what some other people might be thinking."
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 04:38:00 PM

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah would not be shocked if Central Michigan T Eric Fisher ends up being the No. 1 pick for the Chiefs.

"A lot of buzz out there," Jeremiah added. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler has been driving this train since the Combine. We consider Fisher a better prospect than Joeckel, but the latter has consistently been mentioned ahead of Fisher. Along with Lane Johnson, these three tackles will come off the board very early.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 04:17:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted the top three OTs will be selected within the top seven picks, and possibly sooner.

This is not surprising, and even though no such thing as a "can't miss" prospects, these tackles are likely viewed as more proven commodities compared to others. The likeliest landing spots include the Chiefs, Raiders, Eagles, Lions, and Cardinals, with the Jaguars likely to show interest as well. Teams trading into the top 5 is also a realistic option.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 01:41:00 PM

Central Michigan T Eric Fisher said he is willing to play right tackle as a rookie.

"Oh yeah, I think I'm a very versatile player," Fisher said. "I played left tackle in college and hopefully I'll get the opportunity to play it again, but I know there's some great tackles in the league right now, and as a rookie if I had to come in and play right tackle I'd have no problem with that. ... I can play anywhere on the line they need me." Fisher's willingness to play the position may help him become the No. 1 overall selection if left tackle Branden Albert stays and Texas A&M T Luke Joeckel isn't willing to move.
Source: KCSP Radio
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 04:32:00 PM

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah listed what constitutes a prospect as a "safe pick."

"Three year starter, solid on tape, steady at All-Star practices, solid combine/pro day, great interview," Jeremiah tweeted. In terms of hitting every category, Central Michigan's Eric Fisher appears to fit the bill. All of these reasons are why our own Josh Norris slightly prefers Fisher to Luke Joeckel.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 01:17:00 PM

Central Michigan's Eric Fisher is now NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock's top OT.

Luke Joeckel had been Mayock's top player at the position, but Fisher leapfrogged the junior. Lane Johnson and DJ Fluker are listed at No. 3 and 4, respectively, with Menelik Watson and Justin Pugh tied for the fifth spot. More and more evaluators are placing Fisher at the top of their tackle rankings, including our own Josh Norris.
Fri, Apr 5, 2013 01:39:00 PM

Detroit Lions Insider Tim Twentyman reports the Lions had Central Michigan T Eric Fisher and North Carolina State CB David Amerson in for visits.

Twentyman added that he was "impressed" by both players after speaking with them. Fisher has been lauded for his intelligence in the past and is most certainly an option for the team in the first round. As for Amerson, he's likely an option in the second or third round. The team needs players at both positions, so the visits certainly make sense.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 04:37:00 PM

National Football Post's Dan Pompei reports Central Michigan T Eric Fisher impressed as much as any other prospect in two team interviews.

An AFC general manager told Pompei that Fisher is "very smart, quiet, patient." This was in reference to his play on the field but it's obvious that those three traits helped him in interviews. He's an excellent prospect and arguably the top tackle in the draft. There's a chance he goes No. 1 overall, as the Chiefs visited and worked him out on March 26.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 05:11:00 PM

A group of Chiefs evaluators spent Tuesday at Central Michigan visiting and working out T Eric Fisher, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Chiefs are obviously doing their due diligence. Luke Joeckel appears to be the favorite for the No. 1 selection, but we slightly prefer Eric Fisher. Both had poor performance, with Joeckel's coming against Florida and Fisher's against Ball State.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 10:33:00 AM

SI's Peter King would not be surprised if the Lions "strongly consider" a T at pick No. 5, specifically Central Michigan's Eric Fisher or Oklahoma's Lane Johnson.

"Both could step in and play right tackle on day one -- if the hype is right -- and replace Gosder Cherilus," King writes. This is taking into account that the Lion might pass on a Alabama's Dee Milliner, "which would be an upset based on the Lions' crying need at cornerback." Lions beat writers have hinted at the possibility of taking a tackle, so this statement matches up.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 09:26:00 AM