Better Know A Draft Pick: Eric Fisher

03.20.13 5 years ago 12 Comments

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Name: Eric Fisher

Age: 22

Height: 6’7″

Weight: 306

Position: Left tackle

School: Central Michigan

Year: Senior

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Which makes him a: Giant nerd

Twitter: @Big_Fish79

What he tweets: Pictures of big big fish, and lots of trite bullshit.
What his tweets tell us: You do not want to get stuck sitting next to him at a dinner party.

Potential Berman nicknames: A Fisher Called Wanda

Blah-est comparison: Nate Solder
Chippewa-iest comparison: Joe Staley

Strengths: Length, balance, and athleticism
Weaknesses: A bit upright and lacking in mass

Loved by: Your college football loving friends who tweet about #MACTION
Hated by: I don’t know. He’s just a lineman.

Made up anecdote because he’s boring as hell: Eric once fell through the ice while fishing on the upper peninsula. He was legally dead for several minutes, but he came back up with a record-setting pike.

Interesting tidbit: Getting drafted will be the first interesting thing he has ever done.

What scouts are saying:

Who wants him: Lions fans looking for a nice local boy to protect Matt Stafford.

Who will take him: One of the four teams that draft before the Lions.

Immediate impact: Should be a strong run defender from day one, but will struggle with smaller edge rushers and more powerful veterans.

Down the road: He has all of the tools. Once he adds more bulk and experience he will be an anchor.

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