With a significant contingent attending the University of Kentucky's pro day on Thursday, Cincinnati Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander was in Eugene attending Oregon's Pro Day.
#Bengals OL coach Paul Alexander among those guiding Jake Fisher through the positional drills. pic.twitter.com/axQFbH5tRr— Rob Rang (@RobRang) March 12, 2015
Most of the NFL's attention was focused on quarterback Marcus Mariota, who appears to be a top-10 selection in the 2015 NFL draft. Alexander, as noted above, was looking at offensive tackle Jake Fisher. NFL media senior writer Gil Brandt writes:
Fisher stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine, where he had the best time among offensive linemen in the three-cone drill and 20-yard short shuttle, and was a top performer in his position group in the 40-yard dash and vertical jump. Fisher is an unbelievably good athlete -- he was a high school tight end -- and was very impressive at the pro day. Fisher made some money Thursday.
Fisher's draft page on NFL.com highlights that he has enough versatility to play both tackle positions, as well as offensive guard -- things that Paul Alexander covets.
If you are a zone-based team looking for an athletic, well-schooled tackle who can come in and compete for a starting position right away, then Fisher is your guy. He has the feet to play the left side and is savvy enough in the run game to man the right side. He needs more weight on his frame, but guard is also an option for Fisher.