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Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
Height: 6-7. Weight: 306. Arm: 34. Hand: 10 3/8.
40 Time: 5.05.
Projected Round (2013): Top-5 Pick.
4/24/13: There are reports that Fisher could be the Chiefs’ selection and that some of the Kansas City coaching staff prefer him. Fisher is a lock to be a top-five pick and looks like a franchise left tackle. He is a blue-collar type who is hungry and dedicated, plus works hard in the weight room.
Fisher had an excellent showing at his pro day to further cement his high grade. He had already had a quality Combine with a nice 40 time and solid performance in the field drills. His bench press performance was good as well.
In college, Fisher showed versatility by starting at right tackle, guard and left tackle over his career. He eventually found a home at left tackle in 2011 and was an All-Conference selection. Fisher dominated his level of competition in 2012, and continued that with a tremendous showing at the Senior Bowl.
Fisher was the most dominant offensive lineman at the 2013 Senior Bowl. He was excellent at nullifying defensive ends all week. Fisher did extremely well in the one-on-ones, too. He mirrored speed-rushers coming around the corner and used good strength to anchor against bull rushes.
Fisher is very quick on his feet. He uses that quickness to get deep in his pass drop to cut off speed-rushers. In the ground game, Fisher is fast to fire downfield to hit blocks on the second level of the defense. The speed can also be seen when he pulls around the other side of the line. Fisher would be a very good fit in a zone-blocking scheme.
It would be good if Fisher added some functional strength for the NFL. That will help him to push defensive linemen off the line of scrimmage. He has the frame to add on another 15-20 pounds of muscle and that would be ideal.
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