With the continuing evolution of the pass game at the NFL level,...
NextEra 2013 NFL Mock Draft 21.0
We have many changes in the 21st edition of the NextEra Mock Draft, with plenty of changes throughout.
This edition includes ratings from our new player evaluation system! Here’s the first pick…
1. Kansas City Chiefs : Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
NextEra RAP Rating - 111.7 (LT)
Big Board Ranking - #2
As you may have noticed we have had a new addition to our mock drafts, our new player evaluation system. For more information on what the numbers mean, click through to our system explanation page.
The Chiefs obviously need a QB, but does Andy Reid spend the 1st overall pick on one? Geno Smith is the only one really in the discussion at this point, but selecting him would be a significant risk. Smith is a poor man’s RG3 that has a lot more bust potential than RG3 ever did.
If I was in KC’s shoes I would look to take a QB at the top of the 2nd round, where there could be some very nice value options including Matt Barkley, Mike Glennon and Tyler Wilson. Another option for Andy Reid is to trade the second round pick to Philly for Nick Foles, his former protégée.
So with a QB pencilled in at the top of round 2, what do they do with the 1st overall pick?
Obviously a trade down would be preferable, but that looks unlikely to happen.
My pick would be Central Michigan LT Eric Fisher. If your a frequent visitor to NextEraNFL.com you will know we have been real high on Fisher for the past couple of weeks, and we are only getting higher on Fisher the more tape we watch.
He displays exceptional lateral movement and solid technique to go along with an impressive 6-8 frame. Fisher goes a little unnoticed playing in the MAC with Central Michigan, so doesn’t get a lot of recognition nationally.
Putting on the Michigan State game tape, he was absolutely terrific against William Gholston and company and despite his team getting blown out he kept playing hard to the very end.
Fisher had an outstanding Senior Bowl week and is rising on most draft boards into top 10 contention. Whoever the QB is in KC, they will need protecting and getting Brandon Albert to slide over to right tackle or Guard would be beneficial for him as well.