Aug 2, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (left) throws a pass during training camp at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher is Rising Out Of Chargers Reach

Eric Fisher has impressed the scouts at the Senior Bowl and he is creating a lot of buzz. He has been dominating in practice and has looked the part during his weigh-ins. His stock is on the rise this week and seems to keep getting higher and higher as each day passes.

Fisher had been mocked to the Chargers with the 11th pick in the draft by a few experts, but with his performance this weekend, he could be moving to Top 10 territory. It seems that there are a ton of teams in the league that need a left tackle, so hoping that Fisher lasts till the 11th pick might be wishful thinking.

Luke Joeckel will likely be the top left tackle selected in the April draft, but Fisher is giving him a run for his money. If Fisher keeps up his impressive play, teams will surely trade their way into the top 10 to try and select him before the Chargers do.

He has been showing great athleticism for his size at practice and he has been man handling most of the competition. With Fisher rising out of reach, should the Chargers now target Lane Johnson of Oklahoma?

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  • Gary Tang

    i watched the senior bowl day 1 practice and man Fisher can play, I be super stoked if he falls to number 11 in the draft or we would need to trade up to grab this kid

  • Preston Niedert

    The chance of the chargers drafting Eric fisher is slim to none we have two options sign a proven LT in free angecey or trade up to get Eric fisher no way Arizona or Detroit lets him slip by without there being a better player the want and that is slim to none as well should we go after him lets wait until free angecey pans out then decide with to do if we sign a proven LT then we should go after chance warmack the best OG or johnathan cooper

  • Sergio Quintero

    Reminds me of an interview by Billy Devaney just after he was fired as the GM of the Rams, he spoke about how depressed he was when Julio Jones was killing it in the combine and his team had desperate need for a WR, and after Jones there was a massive drop off. Seems like the chargers better get their LT before the draft or they may have to trade up 4-6 spots.

  • Edward Moretti

    If Fisher is gone we can still pick Chance Warmack or trade down(?) and get Lane Johnson and an extra draft pick.

    • Ernie Padaon

      i wouldnt mind either situation! getting warmack means we get the best guard in the draft.. still would need a tackle in the next couple of rounds though

  • Edward Moretti

    BTW-I know everyone is talking about our OL and CB woes but considering that Shaun Phillips (rated 35 out of 36 outside rush LB’s by PFF), Larry English and Spikes (retiring?) are probably Chargers no more and we have no idea what Mouton brings to the table, what kind of LB’s will be available on days 2 and 3 of the draft, Ernie?

    • Ernie Padaon

      just link johny just posted…. Arthur Brown could be available on the second day out of Kansas State.

      but agree. there are a lot more holes at linebacker than we would want to see. The Bolts need to sign a couple of free agents in the middle and who knows if Jonas Mouton can provide anything. He still has the same defensive coordinator out there that barely used him

      English may not be back, but if he doesnt return, we need to sign Antwan Barnes. I can see English sticking around with Barnes, Ingram and Jarret Johnson on the outside. Need bodies

      • JoseSD

        IMO, Demorrio Williams was an awesome nickel LB 3 int return td’s expect for the one negated by Ingram. He was really good in Atlanta but not very impressive in KC. I think he had a good season here and makes MLB not that high of a priority as Oline and CB

  • johny

    The Chargers should trade down and get more draft picks, they have far to many hole to fill in order to be a super bowl team. LB Aurtur Brown from Kanas State stock is rising and could be an option for the Chargers at ILB, if they trade down but the person i really like is Matt Elam safety out of Florida. We all saw on sunday how a big hitter can change a game. Pollard laid the hammer on Ridley and changed the attitude of the Baltimore Ravens after that hit. So if the Chargers trade down I want hard hitter Matt Elam.

    • DougM

      agree with you, if the top 3 OL aren’t there, trade down.

  • David Wu

    If we had not won those last 3 pointless games, we would probably be in good position to get Fisher, Norv gets the last laugh!

  • arnie

    The Chargers should look into improving it’s o-line, based on the idea, if they trade up, is that young man going to come in and make an immediate impact? if so they get him. if not don’t sweat it. they know what they need and where they are headed. Also this idea of having to many holes to fill is ridiculous. the Chargers had to many holes to fill last season. look at where all those off season moves got them.
    Teams are not built overnight. They don’t need a 1st rounder at every position, of need. you only need 3 to 4 players from the draft, to come in an play now. only one of them should be an “impact player”. the rest are just solid football players, that stay healthy an ready to play.