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CMU's Eric Fisher moves up NFL draft rankings

Since the NFL Combine, Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher has moved up four spots on Mel Kiper’s Big Board. ESPN’s NFL draftnik now rates the offensive tackle as the third best prospect in the draft.

 This is want Kiper writes about Fisher: Continues to dispel doubts as the physical profile and strengths as an athlete match performance. Uses his length really well. Gets in a wide base, uses his arms to absorb pass-rushers and simply doesn't allow guys to get the edge on him. He often made it look easy in the MAC but also looked great when Central Michigan faced top competition; not a newcomer for scouts.’’

 It’s not just Kiper who is impressed.’s Dane Brugler has suggested it’s possible that Fisher will be the No. 1 overall pick in the draft — to Kansas City. 

  Not only is Fisher (who played at Stoney Creek High School in Rochester Hills) the third-ranked prospect, but Kiper also has him ranked as the best offensive tackle. He is 6-foot-6 and 305 pounds and  was a standout in the Senior Bowl.

On many draft boards, Fisher leaped over Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M with an impressive Combine. 

Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson has really moved up — he’s third-best offensive tackle — after turning heads at the Combine with a time of 4.75 in the 40-yard dash. Pat Kirwan of has Johnson going as the No. 1 pick to the Chiefs.

With the fifth overall pick in the draft, it's possible the Lions will have a chance at Fisher.  The offensive line will be revamped this season and it seems they'd certainly be able to find a spot for the Central Michigan kid.

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