Eric Fisher selected with first pick in NFL draft by Kansas City Chiefs

Rochester native and former Stoney Creek High School star Eric Fisher was picked by the Kansas City Chiefs with the first selection in the 2013 NFL Draft.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement before a packed house at Radio City Music Hall in New York City as time expired in the Chiefs' window to make the top selection.

Fisher skyrocketed up the draft board after a remarkable season at Central Michigan and stellar showings at both the Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

The 6'7", 305 pounder will protect the backside of newly acquired quarterback Alex Smith, who was traded from the San Francisco 49ers to the Chiefs shortly after Andy Reid was hired as Kansas City's new coach.

"I can't even process what's happening right now," said Fisher on ESPN shortly after the pick was made.  "It's a dream come true. The fact that I was the number one pick, I can't understand what's going on right now.  What an honor, what an honor and a great opportunity. I'm pumped to be a Chief." 

 

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