The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly set to select Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher with the No. 1-overall pick on Thursday night at the 2013 NFL Draft, according to NBC Sports.
The Chiefs will take Fisher with the first pick, a source with knowledge of the team’s plans told PFT’s Mike Florio.
For Fisher, tonight will culminate a rapid rise for a player who grew up in Michigan and couldn’t even get a Big Ten team to give him a shot. Even during his impressive senior season in 2012, few thought he had the makings of a top overall pick, but after a strong showing at the Senior Bowl, the Scouting Combine and in individual meetings with NFL teams, it became clear that many NFL coaches loved his toughness and potential.
Fisher grew quite a bit in college, to point where he is today, standing in at 6-foot-7 and weighing 305 pounds.
Throughout most of the mock drafting process, another left tackle, Texas A&M’s Luke Joeckel, was expected to be taken at the top spot. Now, of course, Joeckel is going to be left in the green room, wondering where he is set to be selected.