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Kansas City Chiefs Select Eric Fisher With Number One Pick In 2013 NFL Draft

Max Meyer |
April 25, 2013 | 4:46 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the NFL Draft. (ChrisVacarro, Creative Commons)
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the NFL Draft. (ChrisVacarro, Creative Commons)
The Kansas City Chiefs have selected offensive tackle Eric Fisher with the number one overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. This was the first time in franchise history that the Chiefs had the top selection in an NFL Draft.

Fisher was the starting left tackle for Central Michigan and ended his senior year by being named to AP's Third Team All-America for the 2012 college football season. He joins San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Joe Staley as the only Central Michigan players ever to be picked in the first round of an NFL Draft. 

The Chiefs finished 2-14 last season, and their offensive line allowed the 11th-most sacks in the NFL with 40. Fisher would replace last season's starting tackle for the Chiefs, Branden Albert, who is being discussed in trade talks with Miami Dolphins.

MORE: Neon Tommy's 2013 NFL Mock Draft

Most people pegged Texas A&M offensive lineman Luke Joeckel as the top pick in their mock drafts, however the Chiefs still decided to go with Fisher on Thursday night. 

Fisher will be joining a new Kansas City regime which includes head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Alex Smith. 

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