Today’s the day when NFL draft prospects get weighed and measured at the Senior Bowl, and as always there are some cases when players’ actual heights and weights don’t mesh with what their listed heights and weights in college.
In the case of Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, it turns out that the man is absolutely enormous. When Alabama coach Nick Saban said two months ago that Fluker was turning pro, I wrote, “The 6-foot-6, 335-pound Fluker looks like he’s ready to step onto an NFL field right now.” In reality, Fluker actually measured in at an inch shorter than that, and weighed in at 355 pounds.
But what’s most amazing about Fluker is that he carries 355 pounds well. Josh Norris of Rotoworld is on the scene at the Senior Bowl and reports that Fluker looks great. Fluker also has the longest arms of anyone there, which some scouts view as a big plus in pass blocking.
On the other end of the spectrum is Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson, who was listed at 6-foot-0 in college but came in an inch and a half shorter than that. Robinson is playing wide receiver at the Senior Bowl.