Feb 21, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Central Michigan offensive lineman Eric Fisher speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Draft: Eric Fisher Says He “Can Play Anywhere On Offensive Line”


The Kansas City Chiefs aren’t likely looking at Geno Smith with the number 1 overall draft pick after securing quarterback Alex Smith from the 49ers via trade. They did use the franchise tag on their left tackle, Branden Albert, who said he is unwilling to move to the right side. A move many suspected the Chiefs would make with Albert if they spent their #1 overall pick on a left tackle.

Maybe, in an effort to improve his draft stock and jockey himself for that #1 pick, tackle Eric Fisher of Central Michigan said he’d be willing to play right tackle. A willingness to play on the right side would help the Chiefs draft a tackle and appease Albert.

“I think I’m a very versatile player,” Fisher said, via Sports Radio Interviews. “I played left tackle in college and hopefully I’ll get the opportunity to play it again, but I know there’s some great tackles in the league right now, and as a rookie if I had to come in and play right tackle I’d have no problem with that. … I can play anywhere on the line they need me.”

And Eric Fisher told the local KCSP station that he has met with the Chiefs.

“Me and the Chiefs had a great workout. … As far as me, you’re getting a down-to-earth player, somebody who comes to work every day and does his job for the team. I love putting rush yards up on the board, but even more I love protecting my quarterback.”

But he thinks he knows where he stands in the draft class.

“I think I’ve worked to be the best player in the draft. In the end, it’s not up to me to make that decision.”

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