Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Chiefs' picks: Round 1/1 - Eric Fisher, T, 6-7, 306, Central Michigan...The Kansas City decision-makers fell in love with more than just the physical tools Fisher displayed over the last four years. They love his personality, intelligence, versatility and work ethic. Whether it's at left or right tackle, Fisher provides an upgrade at the position. QUOTE OF NOTE: "There are a lot of expectations that come from being the first player drafted and I have to live up to. I'm the kind of person that takes that on very seriously. I'm going to do everything I can to be the best player and show everybody why I was the first pick." -- The NFL's No. 1 draft choice Eric Fisher. - The Sports Xchange
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05/03/13 - Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid told Sirius XM Radio that No. 1 overall draft pick Eric Fisher might not play left tackle, the position he played at Central Michigan.
Instead, Chiefs tackle Branden Albert may remain on the left side. The team tried to trade Albert during last week's draft.
Reid admitted that the team let Albert seek a trade with other teams. Since that did not work out, he is still the left tackle for now.
04/29/13 - The first thing Fisher wanted to happen when he was drafted was to have his mother retire. Heidi Langerer has worked for Volkswagen of America for 33 years as a data analyst in the warranty department. She turned in her 60-day notice the day before she flew to New York to watch round No. 1 of the NFL Draft. "He sat me down when he came back from the Senior Bowl and he said it was going to happen, he was going to be drafted," said Langerer. "He was determined that I was going to retire. I didn't fight him." - The Sports Xchange
04/29/13 - There was a look of confusion on Eric Fisher's face when he was asked the question: "What do you know about Ron Yary?" After a pause, Fisher said: "Not much." Turned out Fisher had no idea that Yary had walked in his shoes many years before as the first player selected in the NFL Draft. For Yary that moment came in 1968 and he went on to a Hall of Fame career with the Vikings. Fisher joined Yary, Orlando Pace and Jake Long as the fourth offensive tackle to be selected with the first pick of the draft. "What year was that? 1968?" Fisher asked of Yary. "Let's see, I think I was born a few years later." Like 43 years to be exact, but he was familiar with Pace and Long. "They were great linemen and you have to model yourself after them," Fisher said. "You see those names and you hope you can be where they are." - The Sports Xchange
04/29/13 - Throughout the run-up to the draft, Eric Fisher talked about the chip on his shoulder that came from so many people doubting him and his pedigree from the Mid-American Conference. Now that he's been elevated to the No. 1 pick in the league, will he lose that motivation? "That chip ain't going anywhere," Fisher said. "I think that's a big reason I am where I am. Playing with a chip I think is something that helps a lot of linemen out, people who feel like they constantly have to prove something. It's especially true coming out of a smaller school; I'll be playing for the Chiefs with a chip on my shoulder." - The Sports Xchange
04/29/13 - Reid leads off with blocker...Maybe it was the 48 sacks he saw his Philadelphia quarterbacks endure last year during a disastrous 4-12 season that cost him his job. Maybe it was the 40 sacks he saw on tape when he took over the 2-14 Chiefs in January. Whatever the reason, head coach Andy Reid made a blocker the first choice of his partnership with general manager John Dorsey in running the Hunt Family franchise, grabbing offensive tackle Eric Fisher with the initial selection of the 2013 NFL Draft. "You are getting a very athletic player, a smart kid, he can play any position along the line and loves to play the game," Reid said. "From a coaching standpoint and from John Dorsey's standpoint, we felt he would be a real nice fit for our football team and also the city of Kansas City."
Drafting offensive tackles is not sexy, and it's not the type of move that will help the Chiefs sell more tickets, and they have many to sell. But when an NFL team finds a 6-7, 305-pound young man with nimble feet and a nasty disposition, it's impossible to walk away from the opportunity to add him to the roster. Thus the Rochester, Mich., native and product of Central Michigan University became the No. 1 pick as the Chiefs finally got something out of their horrid performance from last season. - The Sports Xchange