STRENGTHS - Blessed with rare foot quickness and flexibility, Fisher can slide out to the corner in time to block explosive edge rusher while maintaining good base/leverage. When he gets a good fit in pass pro, his ability to block with base, stay over feet and compete until the whistle enables himt o tie man up and eliminates him from play. He makes it look easy handing off defensive end to guard so that he can slide back outside to pickup outside stunting defensive tackle. His flexibility and competitiveness helps him to re-set and anchor well after being jolted backwards by power rusher. His quickness to make contact on side/angle run blocks and ability to stay over feet allows him to consistently tie up and seal man inside on outside runs. Possessing uncommon foot quickness and speed, Fisher can get through to the 2nd level or into far side hole to block defender easily. Unlike most 6'7 offensive tackles, Fisher does an excellent job of staying over feet and under control to stay on and maintain blocks out in space. I love the aggressive and nasty playing style that Fisher consistently shows. He does an excellent job of getting outside to cut block wide defender on quick hitting passes.
WEAKNESSES - It is hard for a 300+ pounder to look thin, but Fisher definitely does and will need to add bulk and improve playing strength to deal with NFL defensive ends. He never punches in pass pro, but rather keeps his hands low and tries to bring them up between the pass rushers shoulders to get a good fit. This leaves his chest wide open and leads to aggressive pass rushers being able to jolt and drive him backwards too easily. While he shined athletically and competitively at the Senior Bowl, his lack of good playing strength was clear as Datone Jones was able to push him around too easily. While he is effective on side/angle run blocks, he lacks the playing strength to get movement on straight ahead run blocks and can be stood up and pushed backwards by man at times.
SUMMARY - As passing has become vital to offensive success in the NFL, the value of athletic left tackles has gone up dramatically. He impressed us with his ability to bend knees and pass block with base. This enabled him to slide out to the corner to easily block explosive, speed rushers and to re-direct and slide in other direction to handle quick change of direction pass rush moves. As opposed to many aggressive offensive tackles, Fisher displayed outstanding patience in pass protection and did not lunge/reach to get hands on pass rusher. Obviously, playing strength is going to be an issue until he gains weight and uses hands better to slow pass rusher's charge. He will likely get pushed around by strong NFL defensive ends until he do so. Overall, Fisher is an excellent prospect with the tools to be a good starter from day one and the potential to be a high end starter long term. However, it is vital to realize that while Fisher and Joeckel are both elite offensive tackle prospects, neither is in the class of Orlando Pace, Jon Ogden or Walter Jones.