There definitely was some disappointment on my end when we selected DJ Fluker with our 11th selection yesterday, but the tides have turned! I woke up feeling a lot better about the selection and think that Fluker can be a nasty leader on the offensive line. He will open up running lanes for Ryan Mathews and will give Philip Rivers more time to chuck the football around. Love his nastiness and love having a massive man on the edge to beat down defenders.
Then came the selections today…
Manti Te’o with our selection in the 2nd round! Ohhhh-emmmm-geeeee! The kid is productive on the football field. Ever want to just take the attention away from Philip Rivers? Done. Te’o is going to work well with Donald Butler in the middle flying to the football. Te’o is always around the football and knows how to read quarterbacks. He had SEVEN interceptions at middle backer last season. The kid will produce.
Then in the 3rd we come back with WR Keenan Allen. Allen may be the best receiver in this draft, but he didn’t test well. Looks like Tom Telesco doesn’t care too much about 40 times. Allen is another playmaker to add on offense and can make things happen after the catch. I definitely can see Allen working his way into the lineup in the slot and on the edge. He is good at finding soft spots in zone defenses and can take short passes to the house.
Let the excitement build. Can we start the season already?