Jan 12, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers tackleD.J. Fluker
(76) in action against the Denver Broncos during the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
San Diego Chargers RT D.J. Fluker said that practices in college were much more tougher than NFL practices. Fluker went onto Tide 99.1-FM in Tuscaloosa and shared this:
“Playing at Alabama, practice-wise, is probably a lot harder than playing in the NFL,” Fluker said “.. Being under coach (Nick) Saban and the practices he makes each and every day was like an NFL game. That prepared me the most, being in that environment every single day … Coach made everything organized, just like being in the NFL.” – AL.com
Fluker was prepped for the NFL before he even got into the league. One of the best reasons to pick up players from Alabama is the preparation that they have going into the league and the level of competition that they see on Saturdays.
The NFL has a bunch of rules in place on how much they can hit in practice. NFL practices may never get to the level of Alabama practices with all the rules to protect the players.