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Alabama Crimson Tide right tackle D.J. Fluker has stated he will return to Tuscaloosa for his junior year. This isn’t a huge shock since Fluker is a only a redshirt sophomore, however, it does come as a mild surprise. This is a fairly weak class for offensive tackles, and Fluker would have been in the mix in the late 1st round.
Given his size and lack of athleticism, it’s unlikely that Fluker will ever elevate his stock significantly above a late 1st-round grade. He isn’t going to play left tackle in the pros, so there is little he can do to boost his stock.
Fluker has stated that he wants to get his degree, which he is on track to receive next year, so it is probably safe to assume he will be an early entry to the 2013 draft.
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama right tackle D.J. Fluker says he will return for his senior season.
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