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2015 NFL Draft: Bengals select Oregon OT Jake Fisher

After addressing the offensive line with Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi, the Bengals go after another offensive tackle in Oregon offensive tackle Jake Fisher.

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It's clear that the Cincinnati Bengals are rebuilding on the offensive line, selecting Oregon offensive tackle Jake Fisher at No. 53 overall (their second round pick). The selection gives Cincinnati two offensive tackles with their first two picks of the 2015 NFL draft. With offensive line coach Paul Alexander attending Oregon's pro day and the team hosting Fisher this month, the Bengals's interest in Fisher has been known for some time.

During his one-and-done mock draft, Peter King with Sports Illustrated writes that the Bengals "love Fisher" and that "ace line coach Paul Alexander could mold the quick-footed Fisher into a long-term left tackle" if Andrew Whitworth leaves for free agency. "Fisher’s biggest problem is he can’t overpower anyone yet," King writes. "One of the most penalized tackles in 2015 draft class over last two seasons, including six holding calls during 2014 season," writes his draft page at This guy is a Paul Alexander project... And how have those gone for the Bengals?


Jake Fisher



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.