Dominik: Jake Fisher At No. 34, But Don’t Rule Out A Linebacker

May 1st, 2015

Finesse lineman? Or ready to maul?

Joe is near ecstasy. The thought of a quality offensive lineman about to join the Buccaneers on the heels of Jameis Winston’s arrival is almost as satisfying as the notion of Rachel Watson escorting Joe to a buffet, followed by a night of hot-tubbing.

Yes, the Bucs are about to bring in a quality hog tonight.

But who?

This afternoon, Joe was in touch with Mark Dominik, the ESPN and NFL Radio draft guru who also is the former Bucs rockstar general manager. Dominik went on the record saying he likes Oregon left tackle Jake Fisher for the Bucs with their No. 34 overall pick, but Dominik won’t rule out Tampa Bay gunning for a linebacker there.

Brock Gutierrez, a 10-year NFL center, offers a fantastic balanced look at Fisher in the video below. He explains that playing in Oregon’s spread offense has pigeonholed Fisher as a finesse player, but says Fisher can now “put some weight on and start mauling.”

Fisher stands 6-6 but is under 310 pounds. Gutierrez suggests Fisher will put another 20+ pounds on his lean frame. … Joe really recommends the video below.

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42 Responses to “Dominik: Jake Fisher At No. 34, But Don’t Rule Out A Linebacker”

  1. -Alexstotle00 Says:

    Better be O Line

  2. BuccaneEric Says:

    No linebackers please. The most important need is protecting Winston. I’d be tempted to pull the trigger on Green-Beckham though.

  3. Celly Says:

    Walter Football mocked us Fisher at 34 and Cann at the top of the 3rd….

    I’d be OK with that.

  4. Celly Says:


    Hopefully someone else is feeling the same way and will try to trade up with us…

  5. BuccaneEric Says:

    I think the Oregon O Lineman might be the most well conditioned in the draft. People knock them saying that the don’t have to pass protect as long, and that’s true. I just think their stamina has been helped by the offensive pace. I’d be happy with Fisher or Grasu at some point.

  6. pete Says:

    Walter Football mocked us Fisher at 34 and Cann at the top of the 3rd….

    I’d be OK with that.

    I’d be thrilled with that!!!

  7. BuccaneEric Says:

    Celly, Cann would be nice! I like your thinking

  8. JFF Says:

    Fisher, Clemmings or Kendricks are all good options. Odighizuwa is the BPA if he’s cleared medically, which is a BIG if. Kendricks is BPA after him but OT is a bigger need and we really got lucky with all these studs falling. The back end of the 1st round was a poopshow of bad picks.

    Heck even a trade down would be fine as long as it’s not too far of a slide.

  9. BuccaneEric Says:

    I’d trade back, but it would take at least a 4th

  10. Dreambig Says:

    I like Donovan Smith better. We dont need a finese guy who needs to gain 30 lbs to play. We don’t need players converted from other postions eiither like TJ Clemmings. We need someone with demonstrated skills, a proper physical speciman that has demonstrated success at the position we are drafting for. For this Oline pick, we don’t have the luxury of drafting a project and coaching him up.

  11. Ray Rice Says:

    Pablo would love Brock Gutierrez!

  12. Stanglassman Says:

    If the bucs want Cann they would have to take him @ 34 and hope Marpet drops to them in the 3rd. Or take OT Collins/Fisher and grab one of the FL ST G(s) in the 3rd. Or they get BPA @ DE, S, WR and get the much needed OL later in the draft, 2nd wave of FA and 1st choice of cuts. So many ways to go, love it.

  13. bucco brice Says:

    whoever is the best natural LEFT tackle…thats the need, not Dotson at LT

  14. Stanglassman Says:

    I liked D.Smith until I read so many scouts describe him as lazy and repeatedly beat at the senior bowl. He seems to have the talent but not sure if he loves the game.

  15. Andrew 1 Says:

    Wouldn’t mind take Gregory, then moving back in to the second round and taking the best offensive lineman left. But we’ll most likely stay put and take an o lineman.

  16. lurker Says:

    bucs swap for a low second and next year’s first from a team wanting beckham-green.

  17. Stanglassman Says:

    Re: Gregory; I just don’t know if a situational pass rusher is worth such a high pick in the 2nd. I don’t know much about the guy except that he was hyped like crazy on ESPN and injury prone. I would like to hear other thoughts? Can he add the size to play on 1st and 2nd downs?

  18. Sean Says:

    At what point would you pull the trigger (no pun intended) on the OT from LSU – Collins? Top of the third? Fourth?

  19. the real Bucobruce Says:

    RANDY GREGORY top 10 talent they must pick

  20. Gator N Bucs Says:

    Im not too sure about Fisher. Due to the fact that he played at Oregon he never had to sustain a block for more than a second or two

  21. MadMax Says:

    Seattle has 11 picks left. Not saying it would be them, but I wouldnt be surprised to see a trade down, then possibly a trade up further into the 2nd with two picks. Ali Marpet and Nate Orchard.

    Then hope that Lael Collins is still there for our 3rd.

  22. Dreambig Says:

    Stanglassman – If that’s the case, we don’t need that either! Hopefully they find the right guy!

  23. NJbucsfan Says:

    I know the chances are slim, and the asking price is high, but Licht needs to be on the phone with the Jets about Wilkerson to at least see if anything is possible

  24. kodaslc Says:

    Would love T.J Clemmings he has that nasty edge about him, watch some of his highlight tapes dude punishes people into the ground!!!!

  25. Andrew 1 Says:

    One of my favorite offensive lineman left would have to be Arie Kouandjio from Alabama. The guy is just super talented and a big time mauler. Only problem is that he has had multiple knee surgeries on both knees lol so I’m sure that’s scaring teams off, but if he’s there in the 3rd or 4th round I would love to see us take him. If he can stay healthy I think he could easily turn out to be our BEST offensive lineman.

  26. Stanglassman Says:

    Can you image the Bucs receiving core if drafted DGB? That guy looks like (even taller 6 6″) Randy Moss so much. I know we got to get OL but maybe they can get Marpet in the 3rd and one of the FSU G and S in the 4th & 5th rds.

  27. Stanglassman Says:

    I read all the reports and by the time I finish they all sound like they got flaws so who knows? Hopefully the Bucs coaches, GM and scouts do!

  28. bucco brice Says:

    three tackles starring them in the face(Clemmings-Fisher-Smith), it has to be a OT in the 2nd – no brainer…gregory is the size of a weakside linebacker…and trouble ….NO THANKS

  29. LargoBuc Says:

    Other than Lael Collins, who a huge question mark right now, Fisher looks like the best choice for us to get a plug/play left tackle. He has finesse which is very important to take on the freakish athletic pass rushers (Vic Beasley twice a year) so yes its gotta be a LT. I like the thought of Carter playing mike LB than I do Dotson playing LT. So while Kenndericks would be nice, its gotta be Fisher followed by either Cann or Tre Jackson. We have no left tackle. None. And Omahmeh is a back up.
    As for the fourth and fifth, I would love to see Adrian Amos, FS out of Penn State who can cover deep and compete with Wright and Conte. Then we gotta get W&M receiver Tre Mcbride. In round four or five, this kid will be a steal! He has great speed to better compliment Evans and Jackson. Not to mention his hands are some of the best in the draft. He can jump above traffic and haul it in. He has a little trouble with separation but with Evans and Vjax, I dont think it will be a huge problem.

  30. Armando Says:

    Rachel Watson…best dream ever!

  31. cnvertbleweathr Says:

    So many damn options. Would love to see a trade back, snag Clemmings, move back into 2nd to get La’el Collins, and Nate Orchard / Kikaha at the top of the 3rd. Dream scenario of course.

    DGB??? Domestic assault and weed? No sir, no thank you.

  32. JerseyBucsFan Says:

    Isn’t dom the same person who doesn’t like to draft OL??

  33. cnvertbleweathr Says:

    @Large Buck I like where your head is at. Tre McBride is gonna be beastly.

  34. cnvertbleweathr Says:

    LargoBuc * holy autocorrect

  35. MadMax Says:

    Jameis is limping! WTH HAPPENED? I noticed it yesterday and seem to be the only one bringing it up!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. Armando Says:

    we need nasty lineman

  37. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @Ray Rice

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo Loves Brock Guiterez….and was “stimulated” by the Manny Ramirez trade to Detroit…..Pablo thinks if somone gives Pablo his cell….Pablo can talk Anthony Munoz out of retirement…..Bucs need some nasty on the Oline and there is nothing nastier than a chicano-burrito-chimichanga-eating beast……Pablo would be downing mucho cervezas tonight”

  38. Capt.Tim Says:

    Gotta be a Left tackle. Has to be

  39. port richey george Says:

    round one pick 3 dante fowler jr. to Jacksonville.

    I came close. I had dante going number 1 in round 1.

    I mentioned in a comment yesterday evening that shane ray should be available at the top of round 2 for the bucs. unfortunately the broncos took him with pick 29 in round one later last night.

    the best edge rusher available ( if the bucs don’t go o-line) is randy Gregory from Nebraska. he has failed 3 drug tests. his last one was just before the combine for pot. he was projected as a top 10 pick before that occurred. he has lost 15 pounds since that time and needs to hit the gym with a trainer.

  40. bucrightoff Says:

    lurker Says:
    May 1st, 2015 at 1:56 pm
    bucs swap for a low second and next year’s first from a team wanting beckham-green.

    Cocaine is a hell of a drug….

  41. bucrightoff Says:

    And La’el Collins isn’t getting drafted because he’s Rae Carruth Jr. Why is he waiting until Monday to speak to the cops? If he’s innocent, clear your name now and get drafted. But no one is touching him until he clears up. The GM who wastes a draft pick on him is the GM who gets himself fired.

  42. nate Says:

    I hope we pick gregory!