Pro Football Focus ranks Notre Dame’s offensive tackles among the best

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The Irish have long been in the conversation for “O-Line U” and every year their argument gets stronger and stronger. Not only do the Irish have one of the best centers in the country in Jarrett Patterson, the presumed starting offensive tackles are among the best in the country as well.

Pro Football Focus ranked the Top 25 OT’s in the country and both Blake Fisher and joe alt were on their list. Fisher checked in first, at 10th, even though he is coming off an injury last year that took away most of his season. Alt was ranked just a few behind Fisher at 14th, making the pair one of three teams, Ohio State and Miami (FL), to have both their tackles ranked inside the Top 15 by PFF.

Anthony Treash goes a bit more in depth on their selection of Fisher, as he was named one of their “biggest projections” mainly due to his knee injury. Treash believes that Fisher “has the chance to establish himself as the next great blocker up front for the team as a starter at right tackle this fall.”

If you want to get nit-picky, Alt probably should be ranked above Fisher due to his exploits last year but having both starting tackles on this list is still very impressive. These two will be around through at least the end of next season, as both of them are second-year players.

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