Chargers Select Alabama’s DJ Fluker, Top Options at Tackle Run Out for Ravens


Oct 27, 2012; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman D.J. Fluker (76) comes up to block during the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Bryant Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers selected Alabama tackle DJ Fluker eleventh overall, meaning all four of the top tackles are now off the board. Several top defensive players, as well as wide receivers, are still on the board, meaning it looks like a solid player at another need could very well fall into the hands of the Ravens at 32nd overall. At this point, it doesn’t seem worth it for the Ravens to trade up, unless there’s a particular player they’re eyeing.

Regardless of where they pick, it doesn’t seem worth it to go after a lineman in the first round anymore. The next wave of guys are far less impressive, and with so many impressive defensive players and receivers still on the board, the Ravens should look at another position in Round 1.