The number one overall pick two years ago, Eric Fisher hasn’t been a stellar success for the Kansas City Chiefs, which makes it less surprising as he keeps getting moved around from right tackle to left tackle and back again.
Fisher, who played left tackle last season and without resounding success (although he did do better than in his rookie season), is getting moved back to right tackle, the position he played as a rookie, in order to put Donald Stephenson at left tackle. Stephenson, a third-round pick in 2012, has been doing excellent work in preseason, and the Chiefs hope he can do the best job of protecting Alex Smith.
Fisher was the first ever MAC player to be taken first overall in the draft and only one of two Central Michigan players that were picked in the first round. He was moved to right tackle during his rookie season so Branden Albert could stay in his position, but after he left to the Miami Dolphins, Fisher got shifted to left tackle following his disastrous rookie campaign, in which he gave up 7 sacks and 35 hurries.
Pro Football Focus graded him 70th among the 76 NFL tackles who played at least 25 percent of their team’s snaps. He did slightly better during the 2014 season at left tackle. Now he’s back to right tackle, as the Chiefs hope that their belief in his potential eventually pays off.