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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 want to chime in, leave a comment!The Rams made a splash by trading up to snag West Viriginia WR Tavon Austin, who could and should be a healthy Danny Amendola, that also plays special teams, so think more Percy Harvin. Without Steven Jackson this year in St. Louis I am a little skeptical of the full potential of the Rams offensively, but I would love to have Tavon Austin as a WR3, but I guarantee you will see people reach for him in your leagues draft.The Rams acquired this pick in a deal with the Bills, who moved down from pick 8 to pick 16The Buffalo Bills were next when they drafted EJ Manuel as the lone QB drafted on day one. Geno Smith was embarrassed and shown exiting the building. This was a great day for the Bills as they added a draft pick by moving down, and still got the player they wanted. With the release of Ryan Fitzpatrick, its pretty clear that this is EJ Manuel's team. With a great running back duo in C.J. Spiller / Fred Jackson, and a skilled receiver in Stevie Johnson, Manuel should be in for a nice easy transition to the NFL and the AFC East. Not worthy of a draft pick, but COULD be a mid/late season addition.Bill Mafia got their man, and SportsScience makes him look REALLY good.With the 21st pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals made my favorite draft choice of the night, Tyler Eifert. The Bengals will now run a two TE offense with Eifert and Jermaine Gresham, and this will open up the field for A.J. Green and Mohamed Sanu. Andy Dalton is in for a BIG season! Not sure I would draft Eifert as I do not recommend having 2 TEs on a roster (unless you need them) but he will be on a bunch of peoples radar once the BYE weeks come.The Houston Texans added WR DeAndre Hopkins, and he SHOULD slide right into the starting rotation as Devier Posey will start the season on the PUP list and not eligibile until week 6. He will be option #4 on the team up until that point with Arian Foster, Andre Johnson and Owen Daniels being the focal points. I MIGHT draft Hopkins as a bench player but I would not count on him producing early in the season.That brings us fantasy football players to the last notable draft pick, Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee, who was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings. Patterson was the Vikings 3rd 1st round pick. He will pretty much take over all of Percy Harvin's roles as the kick and punt returner and that slot receiver. Patterson is super quick and can change direction like the USC Reggie Bush and because of his ability on special teams, could hold value as a WR3 but I would only add him to my roster AFTER I had 3 WRs on a team with a good QB and that liked to pass the ball!The Vikings acquired this pick from the PatriotsThat's all folks, Round 1 was boring for fantasy football, but don't forget Jamaal Charles, Maurice Jones-Drew, LeSean McCoy and Chris Johnson all had their offensive lines upgraded, which means that their fantasy value increases!Round 2 is tonight and the Jacksonville Jaguars are on the clock!
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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...
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...
The Jacksonville Jaguars have been saying that they had two guys that they felt certain was going to be around come Draft night that would immediately help the team and that they felt comfortable taking even if they couldn’t trade out of the spot. Well come Draft night, that’s exactly what happened when arguably the best player overall in the draft, Luke Joeckel from Texas A...
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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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...
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...
For the first time in program history, the Texas A&M football team has
produced a top 10 NFL Draft selection in three straight years after All-America
offensive tackle Luke Joeckel was picked No. 2 overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars
on Thursday at Radio City Music Hall.
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...
The similarities between Luke Joeckel and Tony Boselli are striking.
Close in size, weight and playing style, Joeckel and Boselli have so much in common that even their baby-faced, draft-day photos are being compared side by side.
The Jaguars hope their NFL resumes look the same in five years.
Joeckel, the Texas A&M offensive tackle selected second overall in the draft, was...
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...
It was a good night for the big men, and a great one for the SEC.
To the surprise of no one, Luke Joeckel, the junior offensive tackle from Texas A&M, was the first SEC player taken in Thursday's NFL draft. He went second overall to Jacksonville, right after Kansas City chose Eric Fisher from Central Michigan.What was a surprise: three of the first four picks were tackles...
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...
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...