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Old 05-24-2012, 10:27 PM    (permalink
Matthew Jones
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Default D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama

Last year I scouted D.J. Fluker in order to gain some insight into him as a potential 2012 NFL Draft entrant but was mostly unimpressed; Fluker got a lot of early first-round hype midway through last season but his passive demeanor, his lack of balance, and his inability to sustain blocks raised question marks. Recently I re-watched the BCS National Championship Game and Fluker appears to have made strides from my previous viewing. Fluker probably doesn't deserve to be drafted in the first round and many of my prior concerns remain unaddressed but his overall size and his athleticism should interest teams looking for a developmental offensive tackle prospect; Fluker now ranks among my top offensive tackle prospects after coming away seriously disappointed in Louisiana State left tackle Chris Faulk. Based on what I've seen I'd grade Fluker as a second-round pick. Take a look at Alabama's offensive snaps from the championship game below and share your opinions on Fluker, who lines up at right tackle:



Besides Fluker, Alabama's primary prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft are RB Eddie Lacy (42), TE Michael Williams (89), LT Barrett Jones (75), and LG Chance Warmack (65.) LSU's primary prospects in 2013 are DT Josh Downs (77), DT Bennie Logan (93), DE Barkevious Mingo (49), DE Sam Montgomery (99), CB Tyrann Mathieu (7), and FS Eric Reid (1.)
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