Philadelphia Eagles First Round Prospect: Eric Fisher

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The Philadelphia Eagles have really done their homework with their number four overall pick. Just about every single potential top five prospect has either worked out or met with the Eagles brass. Because the Eagles took care of most of their needs in free agency, just about any position is in play.

Eric Fisher, a offensive tackle out of Central Michigan, is one of the more likely picks for the Eagles. Fisher is a physical left tackle who didn’t go up against elite competition playing in the MAC. However, he did dominate the players he did go up against. Fisher is a good, but not great athlete with long arms and a really nasty streak.

Luke Joeckel seems to be the consensus top left tackle in this year’s draft class, but there is a lot of buzz surrounding Fisher beating out Joeckel as the first offensive tackle taken in the 2013 NFL Draft. Fisher is just as polished, but has developed more of a nasty streak.

Ideally, the Eagles will find a right tackle who can start right away, allowing Todd Herremans to move inside to right guard and Danny Watkins will become a reserve guard and have a chance to really refine his game. It’s also an ideal situation for Fisher. He starts at right tackle in year one, and can move to left tackle in year two. Or, the Eagles can move Jason Peters to right tackle and start Fisher immediately. The point being is that the Eagles become much stronger at offensive tackle with Fisher on board.

 

 


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