The Wait is Over. Fisher Selected #1
April 26, 2013

     In case you’re just checking in, the Chiefs selected Eric Fisher with their #1 Pick. Fisher is a tackle out of Central Michigan. Many predicted Fisher as the Chiefs top pick, but the team waited until all 10 minutes had expired on the clock. But you may be surprised to hear, it wasn’t supposed to happen that way. The Chiefs say they had their man with plenty of time on the clock, they just had a tough time getting ahold of him. Chalk it up to bad reception? Maybe.

 

Here’s a look at the Top 10:

#1 Eric Fisher OT                   Kansas City     (Central Michigan)

#2 Luke Joeckel OT              Jacksonville   (Texas A&M)

#3 Dion Jordan OLB             Miami                (Oregon)

#4 Lane Johnson OT            Philadelphia      (Oklahoma)

#5 Ezekiel Ansah DE            Detroit                (BYU)

#6 Barkevious Mingo DE    Cleveland           (LSU)

#7 Jonathan Cooper OG     Arizona                (UNC)

#8 Tavon Austin WR            St. Louis               (West Virginia)

#9 Dee Milliner CB               NY Jets                (Alabama)

#10 Chance Warmack OG    Tennessee          (Alabama)      

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Coleman: Local Guys Hope to be Drafted
April 25, 2013

By Michael Coleman, KCTV5 Sports Director

 

     The Chiefs aren’t the only ones generating draft excitement, home-grown talent hope their names are called.  

     Mizzou has 6 players who are likely to hear their name called, leading the way is Sheldon  Richardson. K-State’s hopes lie in QB Colin Klein, though he’s expected to be drafted as a tightend.  His teammates LB Arthur Brown and WR Chris Harper could sneak in and hear their names called today, on this 1st day of the draft.  Tanner Hawkinson and Bradley Mcdougald, despite KU’s football futility, are talented enough that they’ve drawn attention from the scouts. Missouri Western, a proud MIAA member has a player that could surprise and get the call from the draft, David Bass.  And how about Western Michigan QB Alex Carder? He prepped at Shawnee Mission Northwest and although he played on a limited basis his senior year, he had a stellar junior season, guiding the broncos to a bowl game and rallying his team against Purdue before losing by five points.  He’s made visits to the New York Jets and Cincinnati Bengals…they don’t bring you in if they’re not interested.   

     Best of luck to all these guys in Kansas City’s backyard!

Coleman: The Great Debate
April 24, 2013

By Michael Coleman, KCTV5 Sports Director

 

      Come Thursday NFL Draft day if it comes down to Luke Joeckel or Eric Fisher both have pretty good attitudes heading to the next level.  Joeckel of Texas A&M says he doesn’t expect to the number one pick.  Perhaps he’s softening the blow if he’s not, he would go on to say that he just wants to be in the league.  It doesn’t matter to him.  That’s one take.

       Eric Fisher from Central Michigan is proud to represent the MAC, their biggest name NFL player is Ben Roethlisberger of the Steelers. Fisher says he wants to be the top pick and that it would be an honor.  That stance says right away that he can handle pressure, because whoever is the top overall pick will feel pressure. 

      Pressure is what incumbent offensive tackle Branden Albert is feeling he wants a long term deal and is unwilling to move over to the right side of the Chiefs offensive line. Makes you wonder about his attitude, the new guy (if KC drafts Joeckel or  Fisher) will  hope to learn from the veteran, but you have to think if Albert is unwilling to play ball could he become a negative influence?

       Sure his feelings are hurt but let’s face it, it’s the NFL where feelings are secondary, especially if you’re using a wheelbarrow to deposit your money as Albert is.

     This business of the league is and can be cold.  Hopefully the new fresh face drafted on Thursday understands quickly that being a team player sometimes come at a price.  Albert’s discovering that too late in his career.