Excerpt: "Offensive tackle Eric Fisher has emerged as the likely No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
The Central Michigan left tackle has met three times with members of the Kansas City Chiefs' management team, including at the Senior Bowl and NFL Scouting Combine. He also worked out for them privately and confidently told his mother, Heidi, to retire from Volkswagen after 33 years on the job (she hasn't yet). As the top pick in the draft, Fisher or Joeckel are in line for a four-year deal (with fifth-year option) worth more than $23 million.
We're expecting the unexpected in 2013 -- meaning don't write that Fisher pick in ink on your tally board, Chiefs fans -- a year in which scouts are setting up for a bevy of surprises.
In their final mock drafts, NFLDraftScout.com's Rob Rang and Dane Brugler were split on Fisher and Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel. One or both might prove a solid longtime starter as Jake Long did for the Dolphins after going first overall, but for relative comparison sake, consider Brugler does note Matt Kalil would be the No. 1 pick in this draft. He went fourth to Minnesota in 2012.
According to USA Today's Lindsay Jones, there are at least two other options in play for GM John Dorsey if the Chiefs sit tight at No. 1." Read more...