San Diego Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco told reporters at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis on Wednesday that right tackle D.J. Fluker will remain at right tackle next season, amidst rumors that he might shift to right guard.
“That’s the plan right now,” Telesco said. “We think he has the ability to probably play a couple different spots, but right now, the plan is to leave him out there. He was uneven at times early in the year, not so much physically, but technique. But he had some games late in the year that showed exactly what he can do which is pass protect on the right side.”
Fluker was the 11th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft out of Alabama and has started every game but one since joining the team. He was also a member of the NFL All-Rookie team in 2013.
Throughout his Charger career he has seen time at both right and left tackle, however, many have speculated a move to the guard position because of his ability to run block.
“We know he’s a great run blocker. He can move people and he’s got great effort getting out to the second level. His enthusiasm at run game, you can see that on tape, you can see that live,” Telesco said. “But pass protection, he can do it out there. There’s no doubt.”