Unpredictable Bengals Stumping Draft Experts

Cincinnati has two solid starting offensive tackles and pressing needs on defense, but the Bengals have selected not one but two OTs with their first two draft picks. After taking injured Cedric Ogbuehi, a Texas A&M star who had a penchant for allowing too many sacks, the Bengals go tackle again in the second round with Oregon's often-penalized Jake Fisher.

The Bengals have a pair of solid starting offensive tackles and pressing needs on defense, but they have selected not one but two offensive tackles with their first two picks of the draft, stumping the draft experts.

Following first pick, injured Cedric Ogbuehi of Texas A&M, the Bengals go tackle again in the second round with Oregon's Jake Fisher, a 6-6, 306-pound lineman.

Ogbuehi's availability for the entire 2015 season is in doubt after January ACL surgery, yet the Bengals chose him over Kentucky hybrid beast Bud Dupree, who many believe can play linebacker and on the defensive line in the pros. The Bengals have needs at linebacker and along the defensive front, but Dupree went to Pittsburgh with the next pick.

Ogbuehi allowed more sacks than any college All-American lineman last season. With him already on board, the Bengals took another offensive tackle in Fisher, who missed part of 2014 with a leg injury.

With plenty of defensive help still on the second-round board, the Bengals went with Fisher, one of the most penalized tackles in the 2015 draft class over the last two seasons, including six holding calls in 2014.

Here's what ESPN's Mel Kiper thinks of Fisher:

"Fisher has outstanding foot quickness and lateral agility for the offensive tackle position, making him a very effective pass-blocker. He's an adequate run-blocker in zone-blocking schemes who can take advantage of that athleticism; however, his power base is just average, so he can struggle versus stronger run defenders."

Said Mike Mayock of NFL Media: "Fisher is probably the most accomplished zone tackle in this draft. He fits the zone scheme of the Cincinnati Bengals. Offensive line coach Paul Alexander is really going to like him. He finishes plays; playing through the whistle."

On Fisher's negatives: NFL.com scouting said: "Needs angles to get consistent push in run game. Lacks power. Allows outside hand to get wide in pass pro, opening himself up to bull rush. Catches pass rusher rather than punching. Not much pop in his hands. Inconsistent feet as a run blocker, slowing feet at contact against power. Needs weight-room work to add more bulk to his frame. Needs to improve his contact balance against power.

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