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NFL Mock Draft 2013: Could the Chiefs take Eric Fisher?

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Most expect the Kansas City Chiefs to take Luke Joeckel with the No. 1 overall pick, but could Eric Fisher be an option, as well?


When the Kansas City Chiefs made a trade for then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith, it made crafting a mock draft much easier. The 2013 quarterback class isn't the strongest we've seen in recent years, and it was a tough call on whether or not the Chiefs would be interested in taking West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith with that No. 1 pick.

Now that the trade has been made, mocks around the Internet have pretty much settled on Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel. But he's not necessarily a unanimous selection at this point.

Don Banks of put out his latest mock draft on Wednesday and he has the Chiefs actually taking Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher:

After going with Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel atop my first four mocks of the year, I've been swayed by the Eric Fisher-at-No. 1 movement. This is the time of year when you start to hear way too much about a player's "upside," but it would seem the more athletic Fisher has a bit of an edge in that department over Joeckel. I guess we'll know who K.C. really likes if it starts early exclusive contract negotiations with one of them.

Banks has Joeckel going to the Philadelphia Eagles at No. 4. Joeckel is the consensus top tackle in a very strong class, but Fisher is certainly a different kind of player and it does seem likely that the Chiefs would consider Fisher if he fits their scheme better. The latest mock draft from Matthew Fairburn of SB Nation has them taking Joeckel.

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