In recent days, the Cincinnati Bengals have been rumored to have interest in a couple of offensive tackles, so it's only fitting that we look over one of the linked names. Oregon's Jake Fisher is a polarizing player to some, but has talent.
Height/Weight: 6'6", 306 pounds
Other Attributes: 33 3/4-inch arm span, 10 3/8-inch hands
Combine Stats: 5.01 40-yard dash, 25 bench press reps, 32.5-inch vertical, 7.25 3-cone
Draft Projection: Late first to second round
Strengths: Very athletic offensive lineman that was a converted tight end, Fisher did near the top of offensive lineman at the Combine in various drills. He can mirror defensive linemen well and has good feet, thanks to his overall athleticism. Is in good shape thanks to the fast-paced, high-powered offense that Oregon employs and works well to the second level. Has played at both right and left tackle spots on the Ducks' line.
Weaknesses: Has shorter arm length than other tackles in the draft, yet didn't wow in the bench press category, furthering questions about his overall strength. As most writers have noted, Fisher was one of the most penalized offensive linemen in NCAA football last year. This is due to his technique of "hanging on" to defenders rather than stymying and/or overpowering them. Most believe that he needs to use his rookie year to build strength and refine overall technique for the NFL level.
Overview: His predecessor Kyle Long has done well at the NFL level and supposedly Oregon coaches feel that Fisher is a more polished player than Long was when he came out in the draft. His overall athleticism should give teams hope about his transition as an NFL tackle, but there's no doubt that work needs to be done on his end. His stock could be rising from a once-consensus second round grade because of concerns to fellow offensive line draft mates La'el Collins and T.J. Clemmings.