11. Chargers – OT D.J. FlukerPosted: April 25, 2013
Alabama Redshirt Junior
Measurables: 6’5″ 339 lbs 36 6/8″ arm length
NFL Combine: 5.28 40-yard 12 bench reps
NFL Comparison: James Carpenter
One of the top criticisms for Fluker has been that he’s strictly a right tackle at the professional level. San Diego is okay with that, as they’ll give Jared Gaither another try at the blindside before giving up on the inconsistent (and injury prone) tackle the franchise has invested in over past years.
Fluker is a bruising run blocker, and has the ability to pass block at the NFL-level. Given some work, he’ll be a top-level NFL tackle, even if he’s a reach at no. 11.