Paddy Fisher first appeared on the scene at Northwestern as a promising young prospect whose play was beyond his years of experience back in 2017. But as time has passed, Fisher’s perception has evolved but his profile has not—he in many ways feels like the same player and may be pressed against the ceiling of what he can be as a football player. Fisher in an older era of football would have had plenty of value to teams, but the day and age of big, physical, run stuffers are on the outs. FIsher can still command space on a roster to serve a niche role, but expectations of a high-level player or starter feel optimistic. Fisher is a blue-collar player and a well-regarded leader—he’s also an intelligent communicator in the pre-snap. But all of those variables only mask the tackling inconsistencies and lack of range so much.
Ideal Role: Downhill plug ILB on run downs.
Scheme Fit: Odd front base defense.
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