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2013 NFL Draft Thread

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by AnteaterCharger, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. scratchnz

    scratchnz BoltTalker

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    What sucks even more is that the RAIDERS won big in the 1st round!!! They get extra picks and still have a shot at Sharrif Floyd!
     
  2. Lightning_Dynasty

    Lightning_Dynasty Well-Known Member

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    Wow, you'd think the world was ending. Could it have been better? Sure.

    Could it have been worse? Most definitely.
     
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  3. Bolts4lyfe

    Bolts4lyfe BoltTalker

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    Only bright side of this mess is no more Clary, that is unless Telesco Messes this up even worse and moves Clary to LT
     
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  4. matilack

    matilack #therealagent47

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    O-line yes....but we needed a LT, which he is not.

    And the truth is he may end up being a guard.
     
  5. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    Maybe we can trade Clary to the Skins so AJ can have his boy back.
     
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  6. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    If I'm thinking of making a trade I'd speak with the Rams; Staffold wants to leave and play LT. Swap tackles
     
  7. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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  8. Whooki Mane

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    so we spent our 1st round pick and lt and lg continue to be a need for us... interesting
     
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  9. ChargerMike

    ChargerMike BoltBruthaFromAnuthMutha

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    HATERS IN THE HOUSE!!!

    Jesus., can we at least save it until after training camp???:confused:

    You can't please ALL of the people ALL of the time I guess.
     
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  10. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    That'll be interesting.
     
  11. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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  12. scratchnz

    scratchnz BoltTalker

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    Jarvis Jones to Jets?
     
  13. ChargerMech

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    But couldn't we grab LT in the second? Marcus McNeil was drafted in later round. (2nd or 3rd i think)
    There must be someone we could get in later rounds.
     
  14. scratchnz

    scratchnz BoltTalker

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    Maybe Tyler Effert??
     
  15. scratchnz

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    I failed! haha Richardson?
     
  16. matilack

    matilack #therealagent47

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    There are a couple projects yes, but after Watson and Armstead (who should be gone before we pick again) there is nobody you should be confident in.
     
  17. ChargerMike

    ChargerMike BoltBruthaFromAnuthMutha

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    I'm think'n Philips' backside isn't feel'n too bad about the Fluker pick up at this point....just say'n. :cool:
     
  18. scratchnz

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    Star Loutelei to Panthers?
     
  19. Bolts4lyfe

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    This is what we just drafted with our 11th pick:

    Chargers selected Alabama RT D.J. Fluker with the No. 11 overall pick.
    Fluker (6-foot-4 5/8, 339) was a 35-game starter for the Crimson Tide, making all of them at right tackle. Although Fluker possesses vine-like 36 3/4-inch arms, he's not suited to block on an island and slow feet will keep him on the right side or perhaps even kick Fluker inside to guard. Fluker ran a 5.31 forty with a 1.81 ten-yard split in Indianapolis. As a senior, he allowed 5.5 sacks and 15.5 hurries of quarterback A.J. McCarron. San Diego is still reeling on the offensive line. We're not sure their pass protection got any better with this pick.
     
  20. DenverBolt67

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    Hey, if we are able to get someone like Armstead in the 2nd, i'll be happy.
     
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  21. Lightning_Dynasty

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    Here's what the Fluker pick tells me: Telesco and McCoy want to rebuild our run game, still hoping that Mathews develops into what he should be. If we can get a solid, threatening run game, that will by default make things easier for Rivers. And, you know, if he can grow as a pass blocker, he could be legit.

    Plus, we shouldn't forget that the entirety of our O-Line is terrible, and it needs improvement across the board.

    That is my thoroughly uneducated opinion. We'll see how the rest of the
     
  22. matilack

    matilack #therealagent47

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    It will be, Fluker gave up a ton of sacks in college.
     
  23. Moses

    Moses Yeah Buddy!

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    So annoyed about our pick. Reach for a guy who can't okay left tackle, and now probably have to spend round 2 pick on OL anyway as this guy doesn't do much except make Clary redundant.

    May as well have gone Defense if Fluker was Telesco's master plan
     
  24. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    Sorry to hear about your future plight Sheldon. I really liked that idea of SF trading up for him and makin the first ever 3 Tiger Dline/rotation in the NFL.

    And I hope Fluker can live up the the recent first round billing I saw him drawing. We could use a better G if RT is too much for him.
     
  25. ViennaLager

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    The usual dumb thinking from yourself.
     
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    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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  27. matilack

    matilack #therealagent47

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    True. A 340 pound tackle with slow feet in college...can only improve in the NFL.;)

    You're an idiot. Go back to watching Futbol clown.
     
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    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013/profiles/d.j.-fluker?id=2540166



    OVERVIEW

    Fluker’s been through his share of adversity in recent years. His family was displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, attended three different high schools due to family issues, and then had his apartment ripped apart by the tornado that swept through Tuscaloosa in April 2011. So even though Fluker did not block for star running backs Mark Ingram or Trent Richardson in 2012 (although Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon aren't half bad), don’t expect him to back down from any challenges coming his way during his NFL career.

    He was a consensus high school All-American despite his changes of venue. Fluker redshirted his first season with the team in 2009, watching Alabama win their first BCS title under head coach Nick Saban. Saban and his staff didn’t waste any time getting Fluker on the field the following year, starting him at right tackle in the 2010 season opener. An injured groin cost him four starts and three games that year, but SEC coaches saw enough in his nine starts to put him on the Freshman All-SEC team. He stayed healthy in his sophomore year, starting all 13 games at right tackle while the team won its second BCS title in three years. As a junior, Fluker once again started all 14 games at right tackle, totaling 36 during his collegiate career.
    ANALYSIS

    STRENGTHS

    Tall, long, thick right tackle prospect with huge hands and a solid (not sloppy) build. That pure size gives him the power to collapse the edge to create running lanes. Defensive ends must be very quick off the snap to beat him on their initial pass rush move because of his length and hustle. Has improved his anchor against bull-rushes, wide base and length make him tough to move. Flashes footwork to reach linebackers at the second level, who can’t separate from him once he locks on. Shows some bend for his size in his stance, can get low to cut-block on quick passes and in short-yardage situations.
    WEAKNESSES

    Gives up too many secondary rushes, lacks recovery speed to stay in front of his man if the quarterback holds onto the ball. Must get his hands up more quickly to sustain blocks, both in pass protection and in the run game. Quicker players in space can avoid him if they see him coming. Loses his balance regularly when overextending towards his target, often ending up on the ground.
    NFL COMPARISON

    Phil Loadholt
    BOTTOM LINE

    Though not as dominant or purely athletic as the Tide’s last mammoth pro tackle prospect, Andre Smith, Fluker has the girth, length, and respectable movement skills to become a top-notch starting right tackle. His struggles were apparent against Western Kentucky, but when Fluker can get his hands on the pass rusher in a balanced position, his opposition has no chance of winning the individual battle.
     
  29. LT-Express

    LT-Express Bolttalk.com Janitor since 06' Staff Member Super Moderator

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    And where is Marcus McNeil now?
     
  30. two1

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    After we couldn't move up to get any of the top tackles, we probably could have went defense. However everyone has been saying that this just really isn't a good draft. There are no STAR players in this draft.
    I say give TT a chance we still have no clue as to what he is trying to build here. We're not at the meetings and none of us are Gm's coaches or anything else. Lets be happy norv is gone and wait and see what happens and then we go from there.
     
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