Giants have eyes for Alabama giant

NEW YORK -- At 6-foot-4 and 339 pounds, D.J. Fluker is a giant-sized man.

And Jerry Reese certainly would like to make Fluker a New York Giant on Thursday night.

The Giants would be thrilled if the monstrous Alabama tackle is there when they pick at 19. Fluker's confidence is almost as big as his stature. He says the Giants would be getting a "high-energy" offensive lineman with uncanny leadership skills.

"I tell everybody, any man can lead an army," Fluker said at an NFL Play 60 youth football clinic at Chelsea Waterside Park. "But it takes a leader to lead his army to war and be the victor. That is what I did. I was the general. That is how we won championships."

The Giants have drafted just one offensive lineman (Luke Petitgout in 1999) in the first round since 1990.

But Fluker would give the Giants some much-needed youth and size and a potential future leader on the offensive line.

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