Based on the 2013 NFL mock drafts that have come out since the combine came to a close on Tuesday, Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher's stock is going up in a big way. He seems to have entered the discussion for the No. 1 overall pick, and at the very least, several mock drafts have him going in the top five.
Sports Illustrated's Don Banks, for example, has Fisher going to the Detroit Lions with the fifth overall pick in his latest mock draft. Banks explains that the Lions have needs on the offensive line, and ultimately Fisher's talent trumps taking a risk on somebody like Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones.
Perhaps even more interesting than Fisher to the Lions is Banks' top four picks. He has Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel going No. 1 to the Kansas City Chiefs, Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner going No. 2 to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd going No. 3 to the Oakland Raiders and Alabama offensive guard Chance Warmack going No. 4 to the Philadelphia Eagles. If Joeckel does in fact go No. 1, the Eagles could very well decide to take Fisher before the Lions even get a chance. Banks sees Philadelphia going offensive guard with its pick, though.
At this point, I'm for sure on the Fisher bandwagon. I'm a big fan of the idea of adding him to the Lions' offensive line to go along with Riley Reiff, who was last year's first-round pick. None of the defensive ends really jump out to me at the fifth overall pick, and if Milliner is already off the board, I think taking Fisher is the way to go.