Jake Fisher Scouting Report

A look at 6-foot-6, 306-pound former Oregon offensive tackle Jake Fisher, the Bengals' pick in Friday's second round of the NFL draft.

Here is the NFL.com scouting report on 6-foot-6, 306-pound former Oregon offensive tackle Jake Fisher, the Bengals' pick in Friday's second round of the NFL draft:

OVERVIEW:

Played in 50 games and started in 35. Considered to be "more polished" than former Oregon Duck and first-round guard Kyle Long by his offensive line coach. Third-team All-American and First-team All-Pac 12 in 2014 starting 13 games at left tackle after moving over from the right side. Missed Washington State game due to leg injury. Made 11 starts at right tackle in 2013, and was named honorable mention All-Pac 12 in 2012 after making 11 starts at right tackle.

Received Oregon's "Pancake Club" award in 2013 and 2012 for most pancake blocks. In 2011, played 13 games as a reserve right guard. Standout tight end and defensive lineman for Traverse City West High School in Michigan. Named first-team all-state and All-Big North as a defensive lineman.

ANALYSIS

Strengths: Former tight end who moves easily and naturally. Good initial quickness to reach cross-face blocks. Finisher in zone game. Can sustain blocks with proper hip roll and balance through contact. Keeps base wide and uses choppy, controlled steps in pass sets. Mirrors well and has feet to shut down stunts inside. Well-timed and effortless transition from initial block to second-level assignment.

Adjusts with good change of direction. Fights back with resolution after losing a rep to defender. Understands how to create leverage advantages with angles and footwork.

Weaknesses: One of the most penalized tackles in 2015 draft class over last two seasons, including six holding calls during 2014 season. 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. Missed part of 2014 with a leg injury. Needs weight-room work to add more bulk to his frame. Needs to improve his contact balance against power.

Draft Projection: Round 2

Bottom Line: If you are a zone-based team looking for an athletic, well-schooled tackle who can come in and compete for a starting position right away, then Fisher is your guy. He has the feet to play the left side and is savvy enough in the run game to man the right side. He needs more weight on his frame, but guard is also an option for Fisher.

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