How Bout “A Point Guard?”

March 13th, 2015

A Duck on the Bucs’ radar?

No, Joe does not have NCAA Men’s Basketball fever, but Joe would like to see a big, athletic, active offensive lineman on the Buccaneers.

One of those guys might have been on display yesterday in Oregon.

The Godfather of NFL scouting, Gil Brandt, the architect of the early Cowboys dynasties, was on hand for the Oregon pro day yesterday and raved about Marcus Mariota’s left tackle, Jake Fisher.

He penned a take on Fisher for

Fisher (6-foot-6 3/4, 308 pounds) has 33 1/2-inch arms and 10 3/8-inch hands. Fisher stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine, where he had the best time among offensive linemen in the three-cone drill and 20-yard short shuttle, and was a top performer in his position group in the 40-yard dash and vertical jump. Fisher is an unbelievably good athlete — he was a high school tight end — and was very impressive at the pro day. Fisher made some money Thursday.

And Brandt took to Twitter to rave some more and share how Fisher might have moved himself into the first round. “He moves around like a point guard,” Brandt Twittered.

Joe likes that Fisher played right tackle but was thrust into left tackle for last season. He’s also got the size to play guard. Versatility is so key with O-linemen.

Perhaps Fisher is a guy that will be there for the Bucs with their second-round pick, No. 34 overall? Donald Penn was another guy who, like Fisher, had great feet and athleticism for his size.

The Bucs are desperate now for a left tackle of the future — and present.

30 Responses to “How Bout “A Point Guard?””

  1. The Only Other Buc Fan in Montana Says:

    If Carter filled the MLB spot, yeah!

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    That’s why Licht was in Oregon makes sense now.

  3. Old new guy. Says:

    I want to ask a question to those of you that have known me through this site for the last two or three years. Do I use profanity, am I vulgar? Do I call people names? Then why does Joe Constantly ban me and make me circumvent. I just come here to laugh at the arguments and hold logical rational football related conversations.
    Not sure why you hate me so much Joes

  4. Old new guy. Says:

    I think most of you know that I am a fan of the Gators and Bucs, Hint

  5. tmaxcon Says:

    Lovie is in denial again they need 4 starters on oline.. I don’t trust either Mankins nor EDS to make a difference. One is too old the other can’t play. This guy would be nice. I hate to say but this oline development is going to be a 4 year project given Lovie’s poor history with olines.

  6. Old new guy. Says:

    Off to work for me. Wish I could stay around

  7. DallasBuc Says:

    From the looks of it Licht was there for another free lunch.

  8. Pickgrin Says:

    I would much rather have Cam Erving. He can play all 3 OL positions (so plug him in wherever most needed) and is used to holding blocks longer than the 2 seconds that the Oregon OLine players are used to. And he would provide some continuity/familiarity for Winston.

  9. scott Says:

    They have scheduled a visit for DJ Humphries so they are looking. I would be fine with either as long as they adress the problem!

  10. Broy34 Says:

    I simply cannot believe no lineman offensive or defensive have scheduled visits

  11. Dean Says:

    Here’s some interesting facts on where the Buc’s stand with cap room and dead money.

    NOT counting the last 2 signings (Melton and Conte), the Bucs have the 5th most cap space with 30 million left. Carter cost $4,250,000 to sign. There is already 17 mil in dead money this year. If they cut Goldson, that will cost 4 mil more in dead money and they will ADD 4 million to available cash. Cutting our terrible punter will also save 3.75 mil, with no dead money. Don’t forget, the Bucs need about 8 mil to sign rookies.
    Even though that gives them 30 million to get more free agents, the pool is drying up fast.

  12. tmaxcon Says:


    Thanks for the numbers. It is a shame there were not more ex bears in need of prove it deals at positions of need. Hopefully a second wave tackle and guard come available second Rd of fa

  13. MadMax Says:

    Erving with our 2nd please! Even if we have to trade a pick with those damn Pats to do it!!!

  14. Jacko101 Says:

    Joe what round is he projected

  15. Yungry Says:

    There should be some solid olineman to choose from at the top of the 2nd. I just wonder if J.Smith and Gholston will be starters? We need LT and RG and 2 starting defensive ends. Glennon has to get traded to fill these needs.

  16. robert 9 Says:

    trade back and build the trenches for the CANNON

  17. SoonerinTampa Says:

    From ” One of the most penalized tackles in 2015 draft class over last two seasons, including six holding calls during 2014 season.

    Catches pass rusher rather than punching. Not much pop in his hands. Inconsistent feet as a run blocker, slowing feet at contact against power”

    He is a 2nd Rd projection according to CBS Sports

  18. JFat Says:

    Looks like Barksdale is the best RT still out there. Wiz hasn’t decided what to do yet I guess, still holding out a bit of hope there. Could always bring back Davin!

    This kid looks good though, 2nd/3rd round picks are going to be paramount in this draft. Going to be interesting to see what direction they go.

  19. Rrsrq Says:

    Gonna sign Hardy, that’s where the money will be spent. Deep offensive line but not great, should get a decent in 2nd and the extra o3rd gonna get for trading Glennon.

  20. Brandon Says:

    I like Fisher’s athleticism. He definitely he the requisite length and make-up for a pro OT. He might be worth a look in round 2 and would be an absolute steal in the 3rd. With MLB now no longer a need position, Eric Kendricks is likely off the board for us and now OL and DE are our only absolute must-haves.

  21. Leighroy Says:

    We can’t rebuild the entire OL in 1 year. It’s just not possible or realistic, so Mankins, EDS and Dotson will have to stay. Upgrades at LT and RG have to come through the draft.

    No LT out there worth a crap in FA, and there are guard prospects gallore in the draft. Why overpay for someone half-way through their career when you can get a young guy?

  22. Lord Cornelius Says:

    1. Winston
    2. LT
    3. RG
    BPA rest of way (WR/DE/CB)


  23. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    No qualms about your draft pics at all. But there is one part of your post we all agree with!

    Superbowl! YEEESSSS! I don’t care how we get there just get there.

  24. Posey99 Says:

    That guys sucks hes a product of the system… 🙂

  25. Celly Says:

    tmaxcon Says:
    March 13th, 2015 at 9:56 am

    That’s why Licht was in Oregon makes sense now.


    Everyone here said that it was a Mariota pro day. No one else on the Ducks did anything. That’s what was brought to me when i brought this up.

  26. J Says:

    Jameis + ??? =profit/super bowl


    Some JBF posters

  27. BucsFanInChina Says:

    YES YES YES YES YES!!!!! Jake Fisher is the best player in the draft nobody is talking about. Really hoping the Bucs pick him up no matter who is selected in the first.

  28. Zam Says:

    Forget second round, we’re draftin’ him #1!

  29. poorglennon Says:

    I live in the real world. Lets make the playoffs 2017-2027. Use these next two seasons to front load BIG contracts (#54,93) and develop our young players. No more crap FA’s that will be on the downside in 2 years anyway.

  30. poorglennon Says:

    Pretty sure L&L are shackled down on FA’s. Just don’t set us back guys. Get thru the season. So w.