Drafted in the first round, 11 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft, D.J. Fluker has been a very consistent offensive lineman and now he is a Miami Dolphins player.
It was announced tonight that Fluker will be signed by the Dolphins but the terms of the deal are not yet known. Fluker began his career in San Diego where he spent four seasons before playing a year with the Giants, two with Seattle, and one with Baltimore in 2020. He has started 96 of the 108 games he has played in.
Physical at the line of scrimmage, Fluker is a player that gives everything on the field each week. He will beef up the Dolphins offensive line and bring some nastiness to the trenches. The question is where will he play?
Fluker has played right tackle and right guard throughout his career and will be tasked with blocking for Tua Tagovailoa’s blindside. Miami could shift Robert Hunt inside to guard and let Fluker take the outside or allow it play out in camp and shift whoever loses the outside battle inside.
This moves brings several questions with it. Where will Solomon Kindley line up? What is the future of Ereck Flowers? Does this eliminate the idea of Miami drafting Penei Sewell or Rashawn Slater?
Those are questions we will ask over the course of the next couple of days but for now, the addition is a good one for Miami. Fluker adds quality depth to the roster if nothing else and that is important as the Dolphins have found in recent years, losing linemen can break your season quickly.