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Most 2013 NFL mock drafts are sending Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel to the Kansas City Chiefs with the No. 1 pick. But what about another offensive tackle? The Chiefs are set to work out Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher.
The debate over the Kansas City Chiefs No. 1 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft continues. From Luke Joeckel to Dee Milliner to Sharrif Floyd to so many others that have been connected to the Chiefs top pick, we have little clue what the Chiefs are going to do.
But we can throw one more name in the hat: Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher.
The Chiefs are not at CMU pro day today, but they have a private workout with Eric Fisher scheduled later this month. They pick No 1— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) March 11, 2013
The Chiefs are also working out Joeckel on March 22 so they're obviously doing their due diligence on offensive tackles. After the Chiefs tagged Branden Albert, many of us thought offensive tackle was an unlikely choice for the Chiefs at No. 1. But then the Chiefs released Eric Winston and those offensive tackles predictions picked back up. Even Winston himself said he believes the Chiefs are taking an offensive tackle. Outside of Winston, the Chiefs have Donald Stephenson along the line so it's not clear how he factors in.
The thinking with an offensive tackle at No. 1 would be that the Chiefs would place him on the right side in the first year. After that, they would have to determine their future with Albert, who is on a one-year franchise tag. If they can sign him to a long-term deal, the offensive tackle could remain on the right side. If they can't sign him to a long-term deal, the new offensive tackle could then flip to the left side after Albert leaves. At least that's the way I see it.
A few other Eric Fisher notes:
Eric Fisher measured a 10 5/8 hand, 33 3/4 arm and 82 3/8 wing span. Arm was shorter than combine, wing span longer— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) March 11, 2013
Steelers OL coach Jack Bicknell Jr and dir of college scouting Ron Hughes at Central Michigan pro day today to see Eric Fisher— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) March 11, 2013
ICYMI, my updated mock draft...sticking w/ OT Eric Fisher at No. 1...Jordan, Mingo and Ansah all top-10 cbssports.com/nfl/draft/nfld…— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) March 7, 2013
Based on recent moves, OT versatility, and that Andy Reid prefers athletic OTs, the #Chiefs likely prefer Eric Fisher over Luke Joeckel.— Eric Galko (@OptimumScouting) March 7, 2013
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