Jake Fisher: Chicago Bears Draft Prospect Profile
Oct 18, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks offensive lineman Jake Fisher (75) motivates the crowd against the Washington Huskies at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports
With the draft just roughly a month away Bear Goggles On will be breaking down a wide range of options for the Chicago Bears 2015 draft. We’ll profile different positions and different rounds where players who might fit with the Bears new management regime.
Jake Fisher, OT, Oregon
There’s been some noise that the Bears might be in the market for an offensive lineman. Could Ryan Pace go back to Oregon, Kyle Long’s alma mater, to shore up the offensive line?
Fisher was a 3-year starter at Oregon including a shift from right tackle to left tackle in his senior season after a season ending injury to the Ducks starting left tackle. That move showed Fisher’s versatility and raised his draft profile. Fisher was a FWAA All-American.
Fisher is a big, strong kid who uses his large frame and long arms to control defenders. He is known as a passionate and selfless, blue-collar type of offensive lineman.
Fisher needs to work on his feet. His lack of athleticism could make it difficult for him to handle speed rushers at the NFL level. Probably translates to right tackle at the next level.
After a stunning turnaround during the 2013 season, the Bears offensive line took a step back in 2014. Injuries had a lot to do with the issues the Bears had, but there are still a couple of weak spots that the Bears could address. The most obvious opportunity for an upgrade is at right tackle. Jordan Mills struggled in his second season, which could be the product of missing most of the 2014 offseason program after suffering a foot injury in the last game of the 2013 season.
If the Bears decide to keep Pro Bowl right guard Kyle Long at his spot, they could have an opening to upgrade the right tackle spot. Could the Bears go with an all-Ducks right side by adding a piece like Jake Fisher?
Late 1st – Early 2nd Round