A real kick returner! Not a sub-par running back whose only talents as a returner seem to be running straight ahead for a two or three yard gain. Fisher seems to have some real, genuine ability to do something with the football on special teams.
Fisher played three seasons at wide receiver before making the transition to cornerback as a senior.
In 19 starts at wide receiver, the Cleveland native caught 118 passes for 1,070 yards and nine touchdowns.
He returned 18 kickoffs for 650 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 36.1 yards per return and 9.7 yards on 17 punt returns.
His kick return average led the nation and set a Big Ten single-season record.
In six starts on defense, Fisher registered 49 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
Fisher injured his knee against Iowa, ending his season, but is healthy now.
I don't think we'll see much of Ray roaming around in the secondary, or jamming wide receivers at the line (unless their an injury). But in the seventh round, you likely aren't looking for immediate starters in the secondary. But, special teams returners? Yes, you can get them in Round Seven.
So, after 14 hours and 42 minutes of draft, the Colts snag a returner with their final pick. I'm actually very happy with the picks Polian made in the seventh round, and I hope they make the final roster; Fisher especially. If he works out, this selection fills a pretty big area of need for the Colts. It's also just kind of cool to see a kid from Indiana make the Colts roster. Glad Polian selected him.
Welcome to the Colts, Ray Fisher!