DJ Fluker’s name seems to keep popping up around the San Diego Chargers radar lately. With the likelihood of the top 3 left tackles off of the board by the time the Chargers make their selection, the team has to keep their options open.
The offensive line is the easily the Chargers weak point and if those tackles are not there, some say that we should jump on one of those elite guards – Chance Warmack or Jonathan Cooper. Now comes the talk of the Chargers selecting RT DJ Fluker.
We all know that Jeromey Clary is one of the biggest matadors in the league. Somehow he tricked AJ Smith to get him a new contract with those matador skills. Bringing in Fluker could push Clary out of town. That could save us some dough to sign a rental left tackle also. It could save us about $2.3 million in salary cap room and could give us the ability to sign the left tackle that we need.
Doesn’t a tackle combo of Fluker and McKinnie sound better than Clary and Dunlap? Or Clary and anyone? We would just have to look toward next season in order to find our young left tackle.
This wouldn’t be the sexy pick that I love, but football games are still won in the trenches. You need a quarterback to play elite and an offensive line to create running lanes.
Selecting DJ Fluker would be disappointing to me, but I definitely can see us taking him over one of the guards in the draft. He fills a glaring need at right tackle and would be a tremendous upgrade to the right side of the line. If we do select him, I would rather we take him later in the 1st round after a trade back.
This could also be LIARS WEEK talk for, “Someone please trade in front of us and take DJ Fluker so that a left tackle could sneak their fat butts down this way!”
Who knows… once again, DJ Fluker?