C3 is taking a look at 10 Offensive Tackles that the Panthers could end up with on Draft Day. This series will bring you 10 possible Tackles all over the next 21 days. We will give you some little known information and some tape to check out. Hopefully you will gain some insight into the prospects and can find a few that you fall in love with and root for.
Before Draft Day we will also look at WRs, DBs, DTs, TEs and LBs but we start with OTs. Why? Two reasons: First, our LT ranked second to last in the League according to our friends at www.ProFootballFocus.com.
The next player I’m putting forward for your to get to know is a big Hog-Mollie out of Oregon.
#6 Jake Fisher Oregon 6’6 300
The previous Tackles in this series of 10 Tackles in 21 days have been huge hog-mollies. The runt of the litter was Tyrus Thompson who comes in at 6’5/335 lbs. That is a big runt. Today we look at a more athletic Tackle that I think is generally underrated. He is very similar is size to former Panther great, Jordan Gross. He plays similar to him too, in that he can pull and get out and lead a play. He can shed defenders and get to the second level as well. Watch his tape and you’ll see a guy who gets his hands on the defender quickly and has enough strength to dictate what they plan to do.
Fisher grew up in Michigan and originally committed there. But decided to take his talents to the NorthWest. He was All-American his Sr. year, so it looks like a good decision. Some critics say he isn’t athletic enough to keep up with the speed-rushers of the NFL. I think his long arms and good use of hands make him a great candidate to protect Cam’s blind side. His measurables at the Combine will be very important for Fisher.
I for one like his passion that he pays with and his sense of humor. I see him fitting iinto the Panthers scheme well. You should follow him on twitter @J_Fish231. Below is one of his many funny takes:
Leave me your thoughts and comments and keep the draft discussions going.