Jake Fisher is a name that has steadily risen up draft boards throughout the offseason process. There's a lot to like about the player and he's certainly a name to look out for in connection to the New York Giants. He can play four spots on the line and knowing the great need the Giants have for at least one offensive line position, he's somebody we should look at a bit further.
- Superior athleticism for the position
- Terrific footwork and mirroring ability
- Nice, big wide base with good knee bend when anchoring against power
- Identifies and locks on to targets at the second level well
- Plays with some fire to him
- Hand placement could be better. Consistently gets into DL's shoulders, not inside.
- Functional strength can stand to be improved, especially while trying to drive block
- Has had minor injury issues/nagging problems
Does He Fit With The Giants?
Like a glove. Fisher is one of the premier zone blocking tackles in this draft. Standing at 6-foot-6, 306 pounds, he's capable of playing either left or right tackle and with a bit more bulk, could even play some guard. He plays with the requisite nastiness that you want and he's got movement skills similar to Will Beatty, Justin Pugh, and Weston Richburg.
Big Board Rankings
Big Blue View - 35
Mocking The Draft - 44
CBS Sports - 35
Draft Tek - 21
My pro comparison for Jake Fisher is Taylor Lewan. He plays with similar aggressiveness and with the same outstanding movement ability and athleticism. He's not as good a prospect as Lewan because Lewan combined those same strengths with better power at the point of attack.
Fisher is one of those guys that might be a slight reach at No. 9, and have a pretty low percentage shot of being there at 40. I'd wager the Eagles would be very interested at 20. If he does make it to 40, there are few players that are better fits and present better value out there than this Oregon Duck.