2013 NFL Draft: Eric Fisher says the thought of being the No. 1 pick is 'surreal'


Central Michigan left tackle and potential No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher joined The Drive on 610 Sports with Danny Parkins, Carrington Harrison and Jayice Pearson. Fisher talked about the contingent of KC Chiefs personnel who came up to meet him, whether he's the best player in this draft and how someone from Central Michigan could be in the running for the No. 1 overall pick. Read on for updates. I'll put the link to the audio here when 610Sports.com has it up. Here it is!

From Central Michigan to potential No. 1 pick ... how?

"I don't even know if I could tell you that," Fisher said.

But later he talked about it...

"At first it was first round then top 20, top 15, top 10 .. the fact my name has been appearing at No. 1 has been crazy and I think that would be absolutely huge especially for someone coming out of the MAC. That's unheard of. Accomplishing something like that would blow my mind. It's still so surreal to think that could happen."

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Could he play right tackle?

"Oh yeah, yeah. I'm a very versatile player. I loved playing left tackle in college and hopefully I get that opportunity to do it again but I know there are some great tackles in the league right now. If as a rookie I came in and played right tackle I wouldn't have a problem with that."

Is he the best player in this draft?

"I think I've worked to be the best player in the draft. In the end it's not up to me to make that decisions, it's up to coaches and general managers, but I've worked really hard to get where I am. It's not up to me, but I can say after going through this process I don't have any regrets."

Better run blocker or pass blocker?

"I don't want to take pride in a certain area of the game. Every part of the game is important. I don't want to have a weakness. I want to be a well-rounded offensive lineman."

Is he a nasty offensive lineman?

"I believe I have an edge. This is what I do, what I love. On the field I tend to be a little nastier than I am off the field. I try to be a normal laid back guy when I'm on the field but when I'm putting the pads on, it's go time. It's business for me."

"I try to talk with my pads. If something needs to be said, you'll hear a crack, especially on those cold fall days."

Impressions after meeting the Chiefs

  • Spent and hour and a half on the board, "learning bits and pieces of their offense"
  • Andy Reid and Andy Heck were asking him questions on the board.
  • He said it's hard to figure out what teams are doing because they keep their cards so close to the vest.
  • The visit with the Chiefs overall went very well.

More reading:

Draft Dion Jordan? Risky

Poll: Offense or defense with the No. 1 pick?

Chiefs visit with Oregon safety

The AP mock draft

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