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Chiefs prefer Eric Fisher over Luke Joeckel

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01:34 PM ET 04.20 | The Kansas City Chiefs' new coaching staff prefers Eric Fisher over Luke Joeckel, according to a report from Tony Pauline of Draft Insider. There had been whispers of the staff preferring Fisher over Joeckel, although nothing substantial had really come from it. Fisher and Joeckel are very similar in terms of skill set. Both have great footwork and high football IQs. They both projected to be stalwarts at left tackle that can be built around for the next decade. They are regarded as great teammates, both on and off the field. At the NFL Combine, Fisher checked in at 6'7 and 306 lb. Joeckel is 6'6 and 306 lb. The only real difference from their college days was the level of competition they faced every Saturday afternoon. Joeckel went up against the best talent in the country in the Big 12 and SEC, while Fisher played against the MAC.

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April 20, 2013  03:35 PM ET

Are you kidding? The MAC over the SEC? Stupid wins again.

April 20, 2013  03:58 PM ET

How would "draft insider" know

April 20, 2013  04:09 PM ET
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Are you kidding? The MAC over the SEC? Stupid wins again.

Agreed.

I don't understand how this is even worth media debate.

Eric Fisher proved himself against no one.

April 20, 2013  04:18 PM ET
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Eric Fisher proved himself against no one.

Sort of sounds like Flacco in college.

April 20, 2013  06:33 PM ET
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Sort of sounds like Flacco in college.

Yet he has a Super Bowl ring.

April 20, 2013  06:34 PM ET

Unless you're insinuating that Eric Fisher = Super Bowl rings. Which in that case, touche.

April 20, 2013  07:16 PM ET
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Unless you're insinuating that Eric Fisher = Super Bowl rings. Which in that case, touche.

I think the point was (and is) that a lot of great players in the NFL didn't play against top-flight competition in college, but their physical skills translate well into the pro game.

April 20, 2013  08:02 PM ET

Cool hand Luke FTPick.

April 20, 2013  08:30 PM ET

It's looking like this to me
1) Chiefs Joeckel
2) Jaguars Dion Jordan
3) Raiders Star Lotuleilei
4) Eagles Geno Smith
5) Lions Eric Fisher

Problem is the Jags and Eagles don't have a draft history to really look at they could swap players (ie Smith going 2nd Jordan 4th ) If Smith doesn't go to the Eagles or Jags he could take a tumble ala Aaron Rodgers / Brady Quinn (the pro and con) This has to be the hardest draft to decipher since they used to use the Street and Smith as their scouting departments

April 20, 2013  11:02 PM ET
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It's looking like this to me 1) Chiefs Joeckel2) Jaguars Dion Jordan3) Raiders Star Lotuleilei4) Eagles Geno Smith 5) Lions Eric Fisher Problem is the Jags and Eagles don't have a draft history to really look at they could swap players (ie Smith going 2nd Jordan 4th ) If Smith doesn't go to the Eagles or Jags he could take a tumble ala Aaron Rodgers / Brady Quinn (the pro and con) This has to be the hardest draft to decipher since they used to use the Street and Smith as their scouting departments

I am hoping Chip Kelly isn't ignorant enough to draft Geno Smith in the 1st round.

I'm mostly certain he could get him in round 2... or another QB of equal value

April 21, 2013  12:41 AM ET

Six of one, a half dozen of the other.

There is no clear cut top prospect in this draft. But both Joeckel and Fisher are extremely appealing prospects at LT.

April 21, 2013  12:42 AM ET
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I am hoping Chip Kelly isn't ignorant enough to draft Geno Smith in the 1st round.I'm mostly certain he could get him in round 2... or another QB of equal value

You just know Philly's taking Geno at four as long as the Jags don't get him first.

April 21, 2013  12:45 AM ET
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I am hoping Chip Kelly isn't ignorant enough to draft Geno Smith in the 1st round.I'm mostly certain he could get him in round 2... or another QB of equal value

EJ Manuel.

Or hold out until the sixth or seventh round and take Collin Klein. I know everybody hates the guy but he was a great college QB and Chip Kelly runs a college offense. We all know the NFL is changing. Guys that would've washed out a few years ago suddenly have a chance to start, and even excel.

The college version of Collin Klein reminds me a lot of the college version of Colin Kaepernick, albeit with a somewhat weaker arm.

April 21, 2013  12:47 AM ET

I think Philly winds up with either Geno, Fisher or Milliner. Just seems almost a guarantee it'll be one of those three dudes.

As a Cowboys fan, I hope they take Geno. If I were an Eagles fan I'd be pulling for Fisher, hard. Love his potential and I'm not as big on Milliner as most

April 21, 2013  08:59 AM ET
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I would take the guy who did well against the better competition.

Joe Staley came from the same school and competition as Fisher. If they are that close, then it does not matter really. Take either one.

April 21, 2013  01:42 PM ET

I still think KC wants to move. If not its Joekel.

 
April 21, 2013  03:42 PM ET

I want the eagles to fix their O-Line and get some help on defense. If they don't it doesn't matter who the QB is

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