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NFL Draft: Three OTs drafted in top four picks

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Offensive tackles Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel were the first two picks in the 2013 NFL Draft, marking the first time since 1968 that the top two picks were offensive linemen.

Fisher became only the fourth offensive lineman to be selected with the first overall pick in the NFL draft. The Central Michigan left tackle was chosen No. 1 Thursday by the Kansas City Chiefs, who held the top pick for the first time in modern draft history (since 1967).

"I can't even process what's happening right now, this is a dream come true," Fisher said Thursday. "I'm pumped to be a Chief."

Fisher has 32 career starts, including four at right tackle, leaving open the possibility that he could play the right side if the Chiefs cannot find a taker for franchise-tagged tackle Branden Albert. He was the first selection of the new Chiefs' regime comprised of head coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey. The Chiefs were 32nd in offense and passing -- and first in turnovers -- in 2012.

Joeckel, a junior from Texas A&M, solidifies the Jaguars' offensive line, even if first-year coach Gus Bradley still isn't certain of the identity of his starting quarterback.

The Raiders traded the third overall pick to the Miami Dolphins, who used the pick to draft defensive end Dion Jordan from Oregon. Miami dealt its 12th pick and a second-rounder (42nd overall) to the Raiders. Jordan became the first Oregon player drafted in the top 10 and the highest overall pick since Haloti Ngata (12th, 2006).

The Eagles, in their first draft without Reid since 1998, continued the offensive tackle theme, drafting Oklahoma's Lane Johnson, a unique athlete who played quarterback in high school and made only 13 career starts. He's viewed as an ideal fit for coach Chip Kelly's fast-breaking, no-huddle offense.

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