I thought Lane Johnson was the best of the tackles last year. Very rare athletic ability for that size.
Fisher's rise baffled me. He moves well but he uses his arms so poorly the movement often doesn't do him any good. Instead of extending his arms and controlling the defensive end he keeps his arms and hands too close to his frame, creating a natural angle for the opponent. I suppose it's partially fixable but it's such a glaring tendency I don't think he can fully get rid of it. And no kidding it will be more of a detriment at left tackle. I couldn't believe Fisher was receiving praise for his Senior Bowl week when that arm tendency was front and center throughout.
I swear, sometimes these guys from smaller conferences seem to receive too much of a benefit of a doubt. Maybe it seems cute to vault them up the board minus the scrutiny attached to big leagers. I bet lots of Mid American conference games. Woeful league. That was my concern when the Canes hired Al Golden. Check the bowl game results of that conference. You'll be hard pressed to find more than a handful of wins going back many years. That conference had some decent results in early season games in the prior decade, mostly against the Big Ten, and somehow that led to a phony positive reputation that extends to this day. I'm not sure the most amusing moment of the 2013 season wasn't when Herbstreit picked Toledo to win at Florida. This was before the Gators suffered all the injuries.