Dan Kadar of Mocking The Draft ranks solidly in the top three of my favorite draftniks. NFL Network's Mike Mayock would be up there, too. Both those guys have Eric Fisher to the Chiefs in their 2013 NFL mock drafts. Kadar had been solidly behind Team Luke Joeckel the past few weeks, consistently mocking him to the Chiefs, but also recognizing that this was a tight race. Apparently that race is tighter than we ever thought. Dan's draft day mock takes a reverse course, and is now mocking Eric Fisher to the Chiefs. (In the other mock, Matthew Fairburn sticks with Luke Joeckel.)
Fisher is gaining some serious buzz as the No. 1 offensive tackle in this class, which means he very well could go to the Chiefs with the top pick. In the last 24 hours, we've seen a surge of folks projecting Fisher to the Chiefs.
Perhaps we should've been listening more closely to the KC Star's Adam Teicher, who has had Fisher-to-KC for weeks (months?) now. After Mayock's mock, the following folks chimed in:
Although most believe Chiefs take Luke Joeckel, I do not, I believe Chiefs will take Eric Fisher w #1 pick. Big, nasty, fits city— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) April 24, 2013
Me too RT @jayglazer: Most believe Chiefs take Luke Joeckel, I do not, believe Chiefs will take Eric Fisher w #1 pick. Big, nasty, fits city— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 24, 2013
Me too. And that makes Jax call a tough 1. RT @jayglazer: Most believe Chiefs take Luke Joeckel. I don't. I believe KC will take Eric Fisher— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 24, 2013
Taking an offensive lineman with the No. 1 overall pick is most certainly not sexy. It's boring. A good pick, perhaps, but still boring. What is not boring is the mystery around the No. 1 pick. When was the last time we had a legit debate about the No. 1 pick on the day of the draft?