Kansas City Chiefs Scouting Report: Jake Fisher


The Kansas City Chiefs own the 18th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft as well as nine other picks. The need to beef up the offensive line is definitely important in this draft. Jake Fisher out of Oregon could be a good prospect for the Chiefs to look at.

Fisher played tight end and defensive lineman during his high school days and switched to an offensive lineman when he got to Oregon. He played right guard during his freshman year, right tackle his sophomore and junior years, and left tackle his senior year. He’s jumped from different positions along the offensive line, which will likely help his draft stock.

Combine Results

  • 40-yard dash – 5.01 seconds*
  • Bench press – 25 reps
  • Vertical jump – 32.5 inch*
  • 3-cone drill – 7.25 seconds*
  • 20-yard shuttle – 4.33 seconds*

* = Combine top performer

Results courtesy of NFL.com

Lance Zierlein of NFL.com projects Fisher to go sometime in the second round, and I feel like that’d be good for the Chiefs. They can address either the cornerback or wide receiver position with their first round pick and grab Fisher in round two.

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The off season saw Kansas City getting guards Ben Grubbs and Paul Fanaika, which will definitely add some depth to this line. The line last year allowed Alex Smith to be sacked 45 times and was without a doubt one of the biggest needs of concern this off season for the Kansas City Chiefs.

"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.– Zierlein"

Zierlein states that Fisher could likely play tackle on either side of the line, which bodes well for Kansas City. Eric Fisher, the team’s first overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, has struggled during his first two years in the pros, but has made some strides in the right direction. The right tackle spot is still up for grabs, which could be where Jake Fisher is placed. The Chiefs would then have Fishers in both tackle positions.

Zierlein also noted that Fisher was penalized the most during his days with the Ducks, which worries me a bit. He had a whopping six holding calls against him during his senior season at Oregon.

He also received knocks from Zierlein on his run blocking and as we all know, the Chiefs do the most damage with the run game (well at least when Jamaal Charles gets the ball that is). Fisher would definitely need to work on his run blocking skills in order to get the start along the offensive line in Kansas City.

I don’t think fans would be upset in the least bit if the Kansas City Chiefs decided to add yet another offensive lineman early on in the draft. Hopefully Jake Fisher will be in consideration to join the Chiefs.

Next: Offensive Lineman Scouting Report Central

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