2015 NFL Draft AFC North: Bengals Pick OT Jake Fisher


We’re gonna get some cold cuts! Woohoo! Ickey Woods made the announcement for the Cincinnati Bengals for the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. For the 53rd overall pick the Bengals selected offensive tackle Jake Fisher from Oregon.

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The pick wasn’t complete without Woods doing the Ickey Shuffle to top it off. You got to make an offensive lineman selection entertaining somehow, I suppose.

Fisher had an impressive showing at the NFL Scouting Combine running at 5.01 40 with a 32.5 inch vertical and 25 reps on the bench press. He was considered the fifth-ranked offensive tackle in the draft and did anchor the line that led to Marcus Mariota winning the Heisman Trophy in 2014.

From the NFL.com scouting report:

"“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.”"

Looks like the Bengals got a good, bargain pick with Fisher, who is a versatile offensive lineman. Could he be good enough to protect Andy Dalton to their annual first-round playoff loss? Only time will tell.

The Bengals have had the most talented team in the AFC North for a while now but haven’t had it materialize into any playoff wins. They could be looking for a quarterback later in the draft as well.

The Steelers face the Bengals in Week 8 and then again in Week 14.

What do you think of the Bengals pick of Jake Fisher to strengthen their offensive line? Should the Steelers be worried Dalton will be too well protected?

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