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Washington Redskins Draft Profiles: Jake Fisher, OT

Hogs Haven takes a look at NFL prospects heading into the 2015 draft.

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Jake Fisher

Offensive Tackle

Height: 6'6"

Weight: 306 lbs.


Strengths: Quick, long arms, and wide, broad shoulders.  Fisher also has very strong hands and controls opponents well once engaged.  Plays with good, proper bend and great leverage.  Excels against the double-team.  Very effective blocking one target, releasing, and effectively blocking the next target.  Known as a passionate and selfless teammate.  Very hard worked who is appreciated and respected by his coaches and teammates.  Great guy to have in the locker-room.

Weaknesses: A bit lacking in the athleticism department.  Has to work harder because he's not as blessed with the natural gifts of some others in this draft.  Lack of athleticism contributes to his struggles with speed rushers.  Because of this, he definitely projects much better at RT than LT.  Kick-slide is a bit slow.  Has trouble recovering if beaten off the ball.  If he gets fatigued, his play drops off significantly.

Bottom Line: Entering this past year (his senior season), Fisher was all set to start at RT for his third straight year.  The Ducks lost their LT to injury and Fisher had to switch sides.  He played through pain and performed very well on the left side.

He's a selfless, team-first guy who will do whatever is asked of him... even switching positions mid-season.  He's reliable and has good size and strength, though he lacks some athleticism.  Difficult to say just how good he can be as he was aided significantly by protecting for a mobile QB like Mariota who could easily escape pressure and playing in an offense that moved so fast that he wasn't asked to block for extreme amounts of time.  Should definitely be seen as a RT in the NFL.

Projected Round: 1-2

Team He Fits Best On: Buccaneers, Jaguars, Eagles, Patriots