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KANSAS CITY, Mo. If Davy Crockett were still alive today and also happened to be 6-foot-7 with a pair of steam shovels for arms he might be Eric Fisher. The No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft grew up in the woods, drove a beat-up old Ford pickup truck, fought off raccoons, sold firewood, once got a chainsaw as a gift from his Mom, and was raised in a log cabin.
Well, OK, so maybe we're stretching it on the log cabin' part.
"It wasn't really a log cabin," Eric Fisher, the newest Kansas City Chief, said this afternoon after being introduced to the local press corps.
"It was an old house, I guess. It used to be a hunting lodge. It was built in 1940. It needs work every now and then. But we live on five acres and, you know, I was always the one doing the work."
But the raccoon issues? Oh, yeah. Absolutely true.
"There are all kinds of animals running around," Fisher replied with a grin.
Yes, the Chiefs' first No. 1 pick overall is a self-a...
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Eric Fisher is already making quite an impression in Kansas City.
The first overall pick in Thursday night's NFL draft flew into town on Friday, and was met by numerous fans at the airport. He signed autographs and even did a few TV interviews.
The whirlwind continued at the Chiefs' practice facility, where he was introduced to the coaching staff and some of his new teammates...
1. Kansas City Chiefs- Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan Fisher’s draft stock has elevated quiet a bit since the Combine. While I’ve had Luke Joeckel going first overall, along with many other draft experts, since January, this pick isn’t very surprising. While Fisher will be the Left Tackle of the future for the Chiefs, if [...]
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Round One: Eric Fisher, OT, Michigan
I just don't understand why they took Fisher instead of Joeckel. Fisher is less polished and less experienced. When your drafting the first player of the draft, you can't take someone who has a shot at being a bust. It's not like he had a bigger ceiling than Joeckel either. Fisher is still a solid prospect, but he's just...
With the NFL Draft kicking off Thursday night; the top two players came off the board pretty much as the “experts” had predicted with Kansas City Chiefs drafting Eric Fisher, and the Jacksonville Jaguars taking Luke Joeckel.It was the Miami Dolphins that made the first big move when they traded picks with the Oakland Raiders to select linebacker Dion Jordan as the first game...
Here are eight things we gleaned from Round 1 of the NFL Draft, a quirky night of selections that resulted in seven offensive linemen and 10 D-line prospects coming off the board in the first 32 picks:
1. It's easy to feel indifferent about Eric Fisher (Chiefs), Luke Joeckel (Jaguars) and Lane Johnson (Eagles) going 1, 2, 4
To clarify, it's never a bad thing when NFL teams...
On this edition of Out of Bounds, we break down the Chiefs first round selection of Left Tackle, Eric Fisher and what's ahead for KC's offensive line and Branden Albert.
The first round of the NFL draft is in the books. he Kansas City Chiefs had the first overall pick and selected offensive tackle Eric Fisher of Central Michigan – yeah, I’ve never heard of him either but that’s irrelevant now. What else happened during day 1?
- Manti Te’o is still chilling waiting to be picked up.
- The first seven picks were all lineman
- No running backs...
The Kansas City Chiefs drafted Central Michigan tackle Eric Fisher with the first overall pick on Thursday. Luke Joeckel, the No. 2 overall selection, will not soon forget that.
Joeckel had been the No. 1 prospect on a number of big boards in the weeks leading up to the NFL draft, but the Chiefs pulled a mild surprise by deciding to choose Fisher over his Texas A&M counterpart...
So last night the 2013 NFL season official kicked off when the Kansas City Chiefs draft Eric Fisher, not Luke Joeckel with the #1 overall draft pick. From there on out, 8 more offensive lineman were drafted in the 1st round and 18 defensive players, leaving us non IDP fantasy football players with just 5 offensive skill position players to look at. If you are an IDP player and...
Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC: All your crystal football are belong to us.
Last night's NFL Draft was a big night for the SEC. There's nto enought time for the full rundown, but here are some links to some of highlights.
First in line.
Eric Aldeson explains first year Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones' involvement on former Central Michigan/new...