Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker recently conducted an official visit with the Super Bowl champion Ravens, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.
A projected first-round draft pick, Fluker has also met with the New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings.
Fluker is a 6-foot-6, 334-pounder regarded as a mauling blocker and a pure right tackle prospect.
Fluker was a second-team All-American selection and a first-team All-Southeastern Conference pick.
"You make them feel you, you drive them off the ball," Fluker said during the NFL scouting combine, where he met with the Ravens. "You set the tone and make them aware of you. The fun part of the game is knocking the defensive end down every single play, dominating. I let them know the ball is coming behind me."
Fluker said he plays the game with an edge, trying to bully opposing defensive linemen.
"I'm real emotional," Fluker said. "I'm a high-energy guy. I want to be the Ray Lewis of the offensive line. I ain't the one. I'm nasty. I had to turn it up a notch. You got to be aggressive. I used to be a defensive lineman. Now I get to beat on defensive linemen."
What does Fluker tell opposing defensive linemen?
"Seriously, I'm fixin' to come take your lunch money," Fluker said.
Fluker tipped the scales at 355 pounds at the Senior Bowl, but has gotten into better shape now. He bench pressed 225 pounds 21 times and ran the 40-yard dash in 5.2 seconds.
"It feels great, slimming down, trimming down," Fluker said. "It's a mindset to lose weight. I feel a lot more mobile and I'm moving better."
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