Andy Reid: "What you're getting is a very athletic player, a great kid, a smart kid — engineering major," Reid said. "He can play any position along the line, and loves to play the game."
More Andy Reid: "We didn't have any trade offers working. We're very happy with Eric. We targeted him and felt very strong about him. This kid is a person that's a football player."
Chiefs GM John Dorsey says Fisher more explosive, better athlete than Joeckel.More flexible. Can play guard as well.Great physical traits— JACK HARRY (@JACKHARRYKSHB) April 26, 2013
More Andy Reid: "Both of them are fine football players. You're looking at two fine players. (Eric's) overall makeup, we had a good feeling about. You'll see he is focused. You just get that sense that he is with you. When we worked him out, he's no nonsense, let's get to work... He understood our offense well. He's not lacking for gigabytes. He has enough of that to hang with you."
NFL.com: New Chiefs coach Andy Reid loved building his previous Philadelphia Eagles teams from the inside out, and he will do the same in Kansas City. Like longtime Eagles offensive tackles Tra Thomas and Jon Runyan, Fisher stands 6-foot-7. Fisher is more athletic than both of them.
Welcome to the Chiefs Kingdom Eric Fisher Ill intro you to John Alt-u now wear a uniform of honor! #chiefs kingdom— Mitch Holthus (@mitchholthus) April 26, 2013
Again, Fisher had been Chiefs guy over Joeckel bc of athleticism, nastiness and they felt he'd be better for Andy's system— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) April 26, 2013
Important to build your team to win your own division... Chiefs hoping Fisher is the guy to deal with Von Miller for the next decade.— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) April 26, 2013
Fisher the 4th OT drafted by Chiefs in the last 15 years. Only the Lions (5) have drafted more— trey wingo (@wingoz) April 26, 2013
And it's Eric Fisher for the #Chiefs at No. 1. His goal was to be No. 1 pick. I asked next goal: "Pro Bowl as a rookie." OK then— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 26, 2013
Jaguars would have drafted Eric Fisher had Chiefs selected Luke Joeckel. Had Joeckel ranked as best in draft— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) April 26, 2013