Dec 1, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide offensive linesman D.J. Fluker (76) celebrates winning the 2012 SEC Championship game against the Georgia Bulldogs at the Georgia Dome. Alabama won 32-28. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
“Just draft anyone from that Alabama offensive line. Draft the whole offensive line if you can! We need people to protect Philip Rivers.” People have been saying that during the whole college football season and there is plenty reason to say that.
Alabama OG Chance Warmack will get consideration with our 11th pick and Alabama OL Barrett Jones could get consideration with our second round pick, if he even slides that far.
Another Alabama lineman is making noise during Senior Bowl weigh ins today. Alabama OT DJ Fluker measured in at 6’4 7/8 and 355 pounds. His arms measured in at 36 3/8 inches. We know how much arm length can make you rise and fall in the draft. Fluker has some big boy arms.
DJ Fluker was the most impressive prospect at SR Bowl weigh-ins. 6047 (6’4 7/8) 355 with 36 3/8 inch arms. Not sloppy, just massive!
— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) January 21, 2013
Fluker played right tackle for the Crimson Tide and has declared for the 2013 NFL draft. He is eligible to play in the Senior Bowl because he graduated early while being on campus for four seasons.
He did come in 20 pounds over his listed weight and an inch shorter. We will keep our eyes on him during the Senior Bowl practices and through the combine.