The run of Alabama Crimson Tide players continued as the San Diego Chargers took former Tide tackle D.J. Fluker with the 11th overall pick in the NFL Draft’s first round. Fluker followed Dee Milliner, who was selected 9th overall by the Jets, and Chance Warmack, who was selected 10th overall by the Titans.
Milliner, Warmack and Fluker became the first teammates to ever be taken with three consecutive picks in the first round.
Fluker shot up draft boards in the last few weeks as he was once projected to be a late first round or early second round pick. Fluker has unlimited upside and potential. He will make an immediate impact on San Diego’s ground game as Fluker was one of the most dominating run blockers in the country last season. He needs work in pass protection, but he has the potential to be one of the top right tackles in the NFL in a few years.
The run of Tide players didn’t make it to four, but running back Eddie Lacy should hear his name called sometime tonight during the draft’s first round.