While he lacks the name recognition of some of his peers, the 6-8, 305-pound Fisher ranks among the top senior offensive tackles in the country, performing well in showdowns against Iowa, Michigan State and against a surprisingly dangerous pass-rushing Toledo defense in 2011.
Fisher built on that success as a senior, earning third-team All-America recognition from the Associated Press while starting all 13 games on the blind side and helping anchor an offense that averaged 6.2 yards per play.
A dominant week of practice at the Senior Bowl emphatically demonstrated what scouts had been projecting for months -- that Fisher was the elite senior offensive tackle in the country. He continued that ascent with an excellent showing at the Scouting Combine, which brought Fisher into the conversation as a potential Top 10 pick.
Fisher showed off his athleticism and natural body control during positional drills in Indianapolis, also impressing with a 5.05 40-yard dash, 4.44 20-yard shuttle and 27 reps on the bench press. He isn't head and shoulders above Luke Joeckel as a prospect, but he has shown that he's on a similar level as the former Aggie.
It has been a long journey for Fisher, who was a 230-pound offensive tackle in high school who failed to generate interest from Big Ten schools, including Michigan and Purdue, who he said, "neither of them really wanted anything to do with me."
Fisher is a fiery competitor and plays with more pop than expected, delivering power in the run game. But he looks comfortable in pass protection and has worked hard to improve his technique and instincts at the position. Proved more than capable of handling the "jump" in competition in Mobile, establishing himself as the elite prospect at any position to play in the 2013 Senior Bowl.
WEAKNESSES: Lacks elite upper- and lower-body strength. When he was beaten during Senior Bowl practices it was normally by bull rushers able to get into his pads and drive him backward. Naturally because of his height, Fisher will allow his pads to rise at times and can be walked backwards because he doesn't have a stout anchor. Didn't face many NFL-caliber pass rushers while at Central Michigan.
Compares to: Nate Solder, OT, New England Patriots -- Like Solder, Fisher's height can make him vulnerable to undersized power rushers. His length, power and impressive athleticism, however, certainly suggest that Pro Bowls could be in his future as a prototypical blind-side pass protector in today's NFL.