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NFL 2024 Rookie Scouting Report: Blake Fisher, OT, Notre Dame

Drafted by: Houston Texans


Height: 6’6”

Weight: 312

Arm Length: N/A


40-Yard Dash: N/A

10-Yard Split: N/A

3-Cone: N/A

20-Yard Shuttle: N/A

Vertical: N/A

Broad Jump: N/A

Bench Press: N/A



  • Powerful player with a very good combination of strength between his lower and upper halves. 
  • Maintains a very strong grip once he gets hands-on. 
  • Does well getting his hands on first. 
  • Frame boasts an NFL-ready height and weight. 
  • Ohio State and Duke games are testaments to his improvement throughout the year. 


  • Inconsistent footwork in pass protection. 
  • Not the best mover on screens, pulls, and reach blocks. 
  • The ability to move laterally is below average. 


  • Member of a Joe Moore Award semifinalist offensive line in 2023.
  • Starting RT for the Fighting Irish for the past two seasons.
  • Rated a five-star recruit by Rivals and a four-star recruit by 247Sports and ESPN.



While most football fans and scouts are rightfully swooning over Joe Alt, Blake Fisher has been flying under the radar. Still, throughout his time in South Bend, Fisher has been a reliable piece to Notre Dame’s offensive line. It’s unselfish behavior like this that could lead teams to fall in love with the Notre Dame product.

It’s difficult to think that someone over 300 pounds, and well over six feet tall, can fly under the radar. Yet, that’s just what Blake Fisher has done. With his height and weight, Fisher appears to be ready for the NFL. More so, his play seems to back this claim up. A powerful player, Fisher does a great job combining the strength of his lower and upper halves. This makes him dangerous if he manages to get his hands on first; something he typically does. Once he gets hands-on, Fisher has an extremely strong grip which is very difficult to dislodge. In addition, Fisher appeared to get better as the season prolonged. The Ohio State and Duke games are testaments to this as his get-off, footwork, eyes, and movements seemed to improve.

Still, although he improved, his pass protection footwork needs improvement. Against, speed, Fisher is too inconsistent at routinely getting a good drop to meet rushers. Additionally, Fisher isn’t the best mover on screens, pulls, or reach blocks. His heavy feet limit his ability to move laterally well enough to complete his job to the best of his abilities. 

From this, it’s clear why Marcus Freeman trusted Alt more on the blindside than Fisher. Still, Fisher is a great talent who should be able to step in and do well when called upon. Expected to be a middle-round pick, look for Fisher to be selected as high as the third round.


My Two Cents

I like Fisher, to me, when it comes to this offensive tackle class, teams should look to fill other needs first. In my opinion, the tackles this year aren’t getting as much love as they should be. While there might be improvements to be made, as seen with Blake Fisher, many are still capable of performing at a level higher than what their selection number might indicate. 

Drafted Round 2, Pick 59 by the Houston Texans

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