STRENGTHS - He is a massive man that has surprisingly good athleticism especially when out in space. He explodes out of his stance when run blocking and has the strength to completely engulf any defender. He plays with a nastiness which you love and powers through his block to the whistle. He is quick enough to get to the outside on stretch plays and seal the edges.
WEAKNESSES - The major area of concern with Fluker is in pass blocking. He plays with poor technique too often, gets pads to high, and lacks the foot quickness to recover. He will also lean on his blocks when moving laterally. He also needs to learn to sink his hips in his blocks to gain and maintain leverage. He lacks the explosiveness when needing to move backwards.
SUMMARY - D.J. Fluker has been a three year starter at the Right Tackle position for the Crimson Tide after red shirting his freshmen year. His massive body and strength make his a big time performer in the run game where he can be effective on both the first level and athletic enough to get to the second level and wall off backers. What is a major concern is his inconsistency in his pass blocking where he looks slow at times and looses technique especially against the agile speed rushers. Overall is a perfect fit in a man blocking scheme and is worth a second round pick. He could also be a candidate to move inside and become a great guard.