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Andre Fluellen Scouting Report

Position: DT
Conference: ACC
School: Florida State Seminoles
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #96
Height & Weight: 6'4 - 280 lbs.
Drafted 3.24 in 2008 by DET

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Andre Fluellen, DT, Florida State

Andre Fluellen's career at Florida State followed the ups and down of the team itself. The defensive tackle's senior year was marred by injuries and Fluellen only mustered 21 tackles in five starts. The production was better during his junior campaign, but the year was still full of uncertainty. Just two games into the season, Fluellen was forced to move from defensive tackle to nose guard due to an injury suffered by a teammate. Still, Fluellen flourished during his sophomore and junior seasons, totaling 54 tackles with 15 for losses. He was touted as the next Broderick Bunkley, Travis Johnson or Darnell Dockett and certainly expected to be a late first round or early second round pick if you asked anybody six months ago. The lack of production and the injury concerns have dampened the enthusiasm surrounding Fluellen. He still has a nice frame, good quickness and plenty of upside. If he can develop more consistency and beef up a bit, Fluellen could end up being a great second round selection. Inconsistency and injuries are also the calling card of a big time bust and that will make most teams look elsewhere during the first couple rounds of the draft. 2/28 Update: Andre Fluellen did not do much to reduce concerns during the NFL Combine. He showed decent strength and a new body that put on about ten pounds compared to most of his pre-combine statistics. Teams will like his ability to put on some much needed weight, but there is nothing Fluellen can do at this point to show that injuries and consistency will not be a problem in the NFL. 4/4 Update: Andre Fluellen waited for his Pro Day in March to show off his most of his abilities. None of the numbers are that spectacular, but he did show off his athleticism during the position drills. For a guy who was a first round pick this time last year, somebody will take the chance that the injuries will go away and Fluellen will develop into the next great lineman to come out of Florida State.

Last Updated Apr-04-2008 by Joel Welser

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