Source: Ray Fisher works out for Jets
Possible nickel or slot WR / KR prospect..Sounds like UDFA
Indiana University cornerback and kick returner Ray Fisher, an under-the-radar Big Ten draft prospect, conducted a private workout for the New York Jets on Thursday, according to a source close to the program.
Fisher is also scheduled to visit the Indianapolis Colts at the end of the month, per a source.
Fisher is a converted wide receiver who ran the 40-yard dash unofficially in the low 4.3 range at his Pro Day workout.
The honorable-mention All-Big Ten conference selection also registered a 38-inch vertical leap and a 10-2 broad jump.
The 5-foot-8, 171-pounder is being evaluated as a returner and at cornerback.
Fisher played three seasons at wide receiver before making the transition to cornerback as a senior.
In 19 starts at wide receiver, the Cleveland native caught 118 passes for 1,070 yards and nine touchdowns.
He returned 18 kickoffs for 650 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 36.1 yards per return and 9.7 yards on 17 punt returns.
His kick return average led the nation and set a Big Ten single-season record.
In six starts on defense, Fisher registered 49 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
Fisher injured his knee against Iowa, ending his season, but is healthy now.
Ray Fisher CB, Indiana
Ray Fisher: No. 7, CB/WR/PR (5-10, 185)
A former wideout who made the transition to CB as a senior. Fisher has good short-area quickness and straight-line speed but doesn't look natural as a corner. He has some ability as a PR/KR man but looked more promising as a wideout.
Free Agent Category
5.6 Free agent with speed, character and competitiveness.
5.5 Free agent with athletic ability, character and competitiveness.
I've seen him play in person many times.
Dude can definitely fly and he may have some value as a KR/PR special teams guy kind of like Wallace Wright but with return skills.
As for him playing WR or CB in the NFL I just don't see it.
it's unbelievable how he's flown under the radar screen....further proof of how bad national scouting and the nfl scouting services can be.....the pre-season national had him listed at 212 pounds and running a 4.65...I spoke with him last week at IU's pro-day and he told me he's never been over 190 pounds in his life...
I would agree at present time he's a better WR prospect than cornerback prospect.... but then again he was showing a lot of signs at cornerback before his injury last season....
Three year starter moved to cornerback last season after being a productive receiver the prior three years. Posted 40 tackles and broke up two passes as a senior when he also averaged 9.8 yards on six punt returns and 37.4 yards on 17 kick returns with two scores. Struggled with a knee injury last season and missed three games. Led the team in receptions as a junior with totals of 42/373/5. Sophomore receiving totals included 52/482/4.
Athletic prospect that has shown himself to be a top return specialist. Displays solid awareness, effectively reads receivers eyes and displays a nice move to the throw. Battles with opponents throughout the action, possesses a burst of speed and plays faster than his forty time. Correctly positions himself against opponents, sized well and possesses a better than average ball skills. Quickly releases off the line of scrimmage at receiver, uses his hands to separate from defenders and comes back to the ball out of breaks. Consistently finds the open spot the field and extends to make the reception away from his frame. Displays strong hands at receiver. Did a solid job on coverage units besides returning punts and kicks at Indiana.
Showed hesitation in his game at cornerback. Lacks great stature and natural bulk.
Fischer has been productive in all three facets of the game on offense, defense as well a special teams. He never truly developed at one position but we prefer him at receiver. Fischer could be a surprise undrafted rookie in 2010 that impacts the game on special teams.
Yeah....my only concern with the guy at CB and even WR is his size. He have match up problems with big WRs and have trouble getting off the line against physical corners.
Of course I also didn't think Tracy Porter would amount to much of an NFL CB either.......but that maybe just my natural pessimistic attitude towards all things IU football.... :(
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