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Projected Round: Top 10 of first round
Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher might come from a smaller school, but he’s held in the same regard as other top prospects. This is because he features the athleticism, work ethic and natural feel for the game evaluators look for in a top prospect.
After another strong season and good showing at the Senior Bowl, Fisher has solidified himself as a top-10 prospect. It’s hard to imagine him getting past the Arizona Cardinals at No. 7.
His skill set helps him both protect the quarterback and open running lanes. Fisher’s quickness off the snap and balance allow him to hold up against speed and power rushers. He uses good technique to keep rushers off his frame, leaving the option open for him to Velcro to the rusher at the right moment.
Against the run, Fisher uses both his raw strength and athleticism to open running lanes. His explosiveness off the line plays a role in his ability to deliver a powerful jolt and get a push off the ball. He consistently plays to the whistle, showing the nastiness that all great NFL linemen possess.