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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I agree with the Osemele comparison. What I saw from this year Osemele struggled at RT and since being moved to LG has done much better.

So I would say Flukner's ceiling at RT could be a healthy Jeff Otah?


KO didn't really struggle at RT -- he was simply average. At LG, though, he looks like he could be elite. Most of us Ravens fans thought all along he was more suited at OG than OT, but with McKinnie being lazy, we needed Oher at LT.
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LG, RG, or RT. Wherever the team he is drafted to needs him. I think the best value is guard. No one is getting around him on the inside with that wing span and he is strong enough to take on those big NFL nose guards.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe Fluker could play either OG or RT. One thing is for sure though, this is one of the best OG classes I've seen in a long time. One guy I really like is Omoregie Uzzi of Georgia Tech and he could last all the way into the 3rd or 4th round. That just shows the depth to this class.
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What would people's reaction be if the Bears selected Fluker at 20?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flaccomania wrote:
popie70 wrote:
I agree with the Osemele comparison. What I saw from this year Osemele struggled at RT and since being moved to LG has done much better.

So I would say Flukner's ceiling at RT could be a healthy Jeff Otah?


KO didn't really struggle at RT -- he was simply average. At LG, though, he looks like he could be elite. Most of us Ravens fans thought all along he was more suited at OG than OT, but with McKinnie being lazy, we needed Oher at LT.


Thanks! Maybe it's because I knew Oher was on the team and that he really excelled at RT which made KO look less than average. But like you said McKinnie's effort is questionable so I understand why the o line was shuffled. Do you guys think you will keep Oher and KO at RT and LG and than try to draft or sign a LT?
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I see him as an average tackle, but above average guard.
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RT, I can't see him pulling and stuff like you need guards to do.


Especially with those size 22" bricks. I think he'd trip a lot playing inside.


wait, what is 22 inches? Confused
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JaguarCrazy2832 wrote:
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RT, I can't see him pulling and stuff like you need guards to do.


Especially with those size 22" bricks. I think he'd trip a lot playing inside.


wait, what is 22 inches? Confused


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fluker would be fine pulling he moves pretty well and is a very surprising athlete for his size.

The one thing on film that I see is he struggles to redirect in pass protection which is ore difficult than pulling.

That is if teams even ask him to pull
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I see him more as a guard in the NFL. My biggest concern with himis his feet and kick steps in pass pro. I think teams would take advantage of that at the next level. I do think he could be a great guard in the right system.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

popie70 wrote:
Flaccomania wrote:
popie70 wrote:
I agree with the Osemele comparison. What I saw from this year Osemele struggled at RT and since being moved to LG has done much better.

So I would say Flukner's ceiling at RT could be a healthy Jeff Otah?


KO didn't really struggle at RT -- he was simply average. At LG, though, he looks like he could be elite. Most of us Ravens fans thought all along he was more suited at OG than OT, but with McKinnie being lazy, we needed Oher at LT.


Thanks! Maybe it's because I knew Oher was on the team and that he really excelled at RT which made KO look less than average. But like you said McKinnie's effort is questionable so I understand why the o line was shuffled. Do you guys think you will keep Oher and KO at RT and LG and than try to draft or sign a LT?


I think that's the goal. Oher is just not suited to be a LT in the league. He is much better on the right side mostly because he's a much better run blocker than he is in pass protection. KO looks like a potential elite LG so I tihnk they'd prefer to keep him there as well. The difficult part is finding a reliable LT.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He would be a OK tackle but a good guard.
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Is he good enough at OG to warrant a 1st round pick?

We have seen these guys [Osemele, Franklin] fall into the 2nd round recently.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like him a lot as a guard; in a power running scheme, he can be a RT.

I don't like him as a LT, but that's not to say he couldn't fill in there for a pinch if a team needed him to.
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