Chiefs choose OT Fisher first overall
New York, NY (Sports Network) - With their first No. 1 pick in franchise history, the Kansas City Chiefs selected Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher to begin the 2013 NFL Draft.
Fisher is just the fourth offensive lineman (all tackles) to be selected first overall and the first since Jake Long was taken by the Miami Dolphins with the top pick in 2008.
The 6-foot-7, 306-pound left tackle will be called on to protect the blind side of newly-acquired quarterback Alex Smith, whom the Chiefs obtained from the San Francisco 49ers in the offseason.
Branden Albert, Kansas City's current left tackle, has been the subject of trade rumors in the weeks leading up to the draft, though the former first- round pick of the Chiefs has yet to find a new landing spot.
Fisher is the first Chippewa to be selected first overall and just the second player from Central Michigan to be drafted in the first round. He follows in the footsteps of 49ers' offensive tackle Joe Staley, who was drafted No. 28 overall in the 2007 NFL Draft.
For the first time in the Super Bowl era, two offensive linemen were taken with the top-two picks, as the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel second overall.
Joeckel, a 6-foot-6, 306-pound left tackle, was the 2012 Outland Trophy winner as the top interior lineman in college football during his junior season with the Aggies while protecting Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel's blind side.
Oakland was slated to make the No. 3 pick, but the Raiders struck a deal with the Miami Dolphins, who traded up nine spots to grab defensive end Dion Jordan from the University of Oregon.
Oakland received Miami's first-round selection (No. 12 overall) and second- round pick (No. 42 overall) in the deal.
Philadelphia then selected athletic left tackle Lane Johnson from Oklahoma with the No. 4 pick before Detroit grabbed defensive end Ezekiel Ansah from BYU.
The 6-foot-5, 271 pound Ansah was born in Ghana and didn't start playing football until 2010, but racked up 60 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks for the Cougars in 2012.
04/25 21:01:48 ET