10 Players the Atlanta Falcons Should Consider in the 2nd Round

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Jake Fisher – OL – Oregon

Oct 18, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks offensive lineman Jake Fisher (75) motivates the crowd against the Washington Huskies at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

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The move to a zone blocking scheme saw the Atlanta Falcons part ways with long time left guard Justin Blalock this past offseason, and there isn’t a clear standout option to replace him currently on the roster. Enter Jake Fisher. As a 6’6″ tackle in college, Fisher could easily be converted to a towering guard. He excelled in zone blocking during his time with the Ducks, and can drive the opposition back at the point of attack. His balance, timing and size allow him to gain consistent leverage, and his familiarity with the scheme should help ease the transition to a zone blocking style. Fisher missed some time in 2014 with a leg injury, and has been known to draw penalties more often than you’d like, but would be a clear choice at left guard should the Falcons land him. Having played boh right and left tackle during his time at Oregon, Fisher would also bring extreme versatility to an offense line that is far from settled as it stands.