Weaknesses - Looks to play a bit high. Not something that was exposed as a weakness during games, but something that could get exploited at the next level. May have to make some adjustments in pad level to handle smaller speed rushers with good inside moves. Doesn't always block through the whistle. When he thinks a play is beyond his box, he shuts it down. This was highlighted on a Bowl game play where CMU RB Zurlon Tipton, after getting hemmed in, bounced the play back toward Fisher's area, and Fisher realizing the play was still going, tried to re-engage his block after the fact. This happened on a few occasions, but this play was the only one where it happened to matter. I am well aware that this is a fairly common practice, but I still find it very annoying.
Final Thoughts - After having done my homework, I would feel very comfortable drafting Fisher at #5. He has all the tools to be a Pro-Bowl talent, maybe not right out of the box but in a couple years, and looks like he can still refine his frame. I'd like to see more of a "Finishing" style of play out of him, but that could change once he receives NFL level coaching. In thinking back to Lions LT's going back to Lomas Brown, I can't think of a guy I've ever seen wearing the Honolulu Blue and Silver who ever combined pass and rush blocking with the type of athletic grace that I saw out of Fisher.
In closing, I'd like to ask if perhaps some of our other die-hards out there couldn't pick one of the other guys we're comparing at #5 and try to give an unbiased analysis. I did Fisher simply because I still have the Bowl game on DVR :) Hope you enjoyed it, I'd love to read some of your analysis's.
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