The Chiefs and NFL
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.
6 feet 6, 305 pounds
More of a finesse player. Started watching tape of his games in the fourth grade. Loves to talk about technique, especially footwork and hand positioning.
Blocked for Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel. Aggies finished 10-2 in first season in the Southeastern Conference, then routed Oklahoma 41-13 in the Cotton Bowl.
While no Texas A player has gone No. 1 overall, the Aggies have had a player taken in the top eight overall the last two years: Linebacker Von Miller in 2011 and quarterback Ryan Tannehill last year.