SAN DIEGO — “It’s a tremendous opportunity for me to fulfill my dream of being an NFL player. I’m looking forward to it; I’m really excited to start this new journey of my life here in San Diego and just excited to help us win a Super Bowl.”
SAN DIEGO — D.J. Fluker has hands the size of small frying pans, a shoe size of 22. On Thursday, the Chargers made a sizeable choice, literally, using their 11th overall pick in the first round of the NFL draft to select the 22-year-old, 6 foot 5 inch, 339 pound offensive tackle.
SAN DIEGO — The irony of it all is that if Jeff Garcia was entering this year’s NFL draft, with his style of play, and with teams looking for that more mobile, athletic quarterback, he’d surely be taken in the first round.