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Differences between Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel

04/25/2013 5:44 PM

05/20/2014 10:43 AM

If the Chiefs are set on drafting a tackle with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, what’s the difference between Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher and Texas A’s Luke Joeckel. There are a few besides the pedigrees of their college teams.

Here’s a quick look:

Eric Fisher


6 feet 7, 306 pounds

More of a physical, nasty player. Didn’t become a blocker until his senior year of high school after playing quarterback and outside linebacker.

Powerful run blocker. Helped Central Michigan’s Zurlon Tipton rush for 1,492 yards and 19 touchdowns with a 5.9 yard-per-carry average. The Chippewas finished 7-6 after a 24-21 win over Western Kentucky in the Little Caesars Bowl.

Central Michigan has produced only one NFL first-round pick, tackle Joe Staley, an All-Pro on the San Francisco 49ers’ Super Bowl team.