Central Michigan's Eric Fisher selected 1st overall by Chiefs

Published On: Apr 25 2013 08:16:38 PM EDT
Updated On: Apr 25 2013 08:28:24 PM EDT
Eric Fisher CMU

AP

NEW YORK -

With the 1st overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs have selected Central Michigan left tackle and Rochester Hills native Eric Fisher.

Fisher became the first player from the Mid-American Conference taken to open the draft. He is the third offensive tackle picked No. 1 overall since the 1970 merger, joining Orlando Pace in 1997 and Jake Long five years ago.

Fisher is the first selection by new Chiefs coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey, who entertained trade offers before selecting the 6-foot-7, 306-pound Fisher over Texas A&M All-America tackle Luke Joeckel.

After Commissioner Roger Goodell paid tribute to the first responders at the Boston Marathon bombings and the victims of the West, Texas explosion, he announced Fisher's name. It broke a string of four straight quarterbacks taken first: Matthew Stafford, Sam Bradford, Cam Newton and Andrew Luck.

This is considered a QB-weak draft.

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