Chiefs pick Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher at No 1

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“That doesn’t bother me,” Reid said, “because he’s a good football player. I’m going to take the five best guys and put them up there. Position doesn’t matter to me. Never has.”

Fisher certainly isn’t going to quibble: “Wherever I can help the team out, wherever they put me, I’m fine with it,” he said. “Wherever they need me, I’m ready to play.”

Fisher’s only scholarship offers out of high school came from Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan, and he said at the combine in February that he heard from Michigan State and Purdue but that “neither of them really wanted anything to do with me.”

The Chiefs certainly have made him feel wanted.

The only other offensive linemen to be picked first overall had been Orlando Pace, who the Rams selected in 1997, and Jake Long, the choice of the Dolphins in 2008.

“So many great players have been the first pick, and you can throw me in the bunch now. I don’t know if it’s hit me yet,” said Fisher, adding that he will use some of his rookie contract to help his mother retire after 33 years spent working for Volkswagen.

Fisher is the 13th offensive lineman that the Chiefs have drafted in the first round. He also continues a trend: Dorsey helped to pick offensive linemen two of the past four years while he was working for the Green Bay Packers, and Reid selected offensive guard Danny Watkins with the Philadelphia Eagles’ first-round pick in 2011.

“We’re fortunate to have a draft where there’s a number of offensive linemen who are first-round-caliber guys,” Reid said. “That’s what we need here, and we have a good nucleus now.”

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