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3 recent Chargers draft picks who might be done in the NFL

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D.J. Fluker
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2. D.J. Fluker

We tried not to include players who are already out of the league in this article. If someone has not played for multiple years then it made no sense to include them as they are obviously already out of the league. D.J. Fluker did not play a single game in the 2021 season but he certainly was trying to and has not declared his retirement yet.

Fluker was Tom Telesco's first draft pick as a general manager and it was a mixed bag of results. Fluker certainly was not a bad offensive lineman in his time with the Chargers, he just never really lived up to the billing of being the 13th overall pick. The Chargers wanted much more than a slight-above-average guard with that 13th pick.

Fluker left after four years with the team, then spent one year with the New York Jets, two years with the Seattle Seahawks and the 2020 season with the Baltimore Ravens. That is where his career really started to take a turn as a lot has happened since playing for the Ravens.

The former first-round pick initially signed with the Miami Dolphins prior to the 2021 season. During training camp, he tore his meniscus and was released by Miami as a result. Fluker was then given a six-week suspension from the league and was not able to be signed until October 20, which is when the Raiders called.

Fluker was eventually released by the Raiders and was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad, only to last a whopping three days with the team. Now, six months later, Fluker is a free agent and it is hard to imagine him adding yet another stop to his NFL career.

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