Pound the Table is back and this time we have flying with the eagles with "his guy" Central Michigan offensive tackle, Eric Fisher. Here is what flying (who has the most epic last name ever, by the way) had to say about Fisher:
Prior to this season it seemed that the Eagles had a solid Offensive line. Jason peters was playing the best football of any LT in the league. Even Mathis was turning out to be a brilliant pick up by Howie. Jason Kelce seemed to be one of our rising young stars on the team, well Danny Watkins was a solid RG who was very solid in the run game. Todd Herremann's proved he could be a dependable RT who could help in the run game and set the edge and protect Mike Vicks blind side. But in a few months a possible strength of our team became a gaping hole, starting with the injury to Peters. Following Peters injury was Kelce and Watkins got the kick to the bench. Than to cap it off, Todd got injured as well allowing god awful Demetress Bell to come in and play. To make it short and sweet our offensive line was awful and possibly one of the worst in the league. Our offensive line really hurt our offense. It didn't matter who was playing QB because it seemed like every play he was getting thrown to the ground. No offense can be successful when your QB can't have a clean pocket to get the ball to the skill players. Best way to fix this line is to pick the best offensive tackle in this draft Eric Fisher. Left or right tackle he will bring an immediate upgrade to our offense.
Eric Fisher is a big prototypical offensive tackle. Measuring in at 6 foot 7 inches and weighing 306Lbs. Fisher has outstanding arm length measuring 34.5 inches. This will help him keep defensive ends off of his body allowing him to set the edge. Fisher is a natural athlete who posted a solid 5.05 sec 40 yard dash and a 7.59 3 cone drill. Fisher's body build will still allow him to add weight and bulk up without giving up any speed or quickness. Fisher fits the mold of a franchise LT but could also slid over and play RT. Fisher is an outstanding pass protector helping his o-line unit to only give up 14 sacks.
Fisher's biggest con is his lack of talent he played against well at central Michigan. He just doesn't have the same resume as Luke Joeckel has. Also he could probable add a bit off weight and muscle. He did post 27 bench press reps which is a pretty solid number, so strength is not a huge concern.
Fisher is an outstanding prospect, who reminds many scouts of Joe Staley. He has a great upside and I believe a very small bust possibility as compared to the other picks. He will fit perfectly in to Chips up-tempo offense. He will help open up holes for Shady and Bryce well keeping whoever is playing QB clean. Adding Fisher will allow Todd to move back inside, most likely to RG. Fisher will help make a weak point into a strong point for our team. Fisher will also be able to take over for Peters and help anchor the left side of our line for the next ten years. Fisher might not be the sexy pick you want, but he is the right pick for the Eagles and the future of this team.
Next up is actionjackson1 with "his guy" University of Florida defensive tackle, Sharrif Floyd.