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Report: Oregon Offensive Lineman Jake Fisher Visiting the Colts

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According to FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo, Oregon offensive lineman Jake Fisher is visiting the Indianapolis Colts, among other teams, before the draft.

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One of the most common positions that many in the media have projected the Indianapolis Colts to take in the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft is offensive line, and according to FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo they are visiting with at least one player at the position before the draft: Oregon's Jake Fisher.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Oregon T Jake Fisher visiting a few teams with late first-round picks and OL needs: Colts, Bengals, Saints. Also has a visit with Dolphins.</p>&mdash; Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeGarafolo/status/587622457365757952">April 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Fisher, a 6-6, 306 pound tackle, played in 50 career games with Oregon, starting 35.  He played right tackle for the Ducks, but he was moved to left tackle for his senior season.  At the NFL level, it's expected that he'll play right tackle, though teams are sure to love the fact that he could play on either side and provides that sort of versatility.  He's a reliable offensive lineman who won't "wow" you with his athleticism but will get the job done and will do a solid job in both pass and run blocking.

If he were to wind up with the Colts, he'd clearly be projected at right tackle, though not immediately.  It would likely still be Gosder Cherilus' spot to lose, but with his injury last year and poor play as well, there are plenty of questions about Cherilus and Fisher would provide good insurance there this season and then perhaps a starter next season.

The Colts could certainly use offensive line help, but it's not their biggest need and they would be smart to address the defensive side of the football with their first round pick.  I don't think this visit at all means that the Colts are targeting an offensive lineman with the 29th overall pick, but rather that they are doing their due diligence and meeting with some players that might be available and that they might be interested in depending on how the draft goes.