Fiammetta spent his Senior Bowl week doing his best Neal impression.
"My goals for the week were just to show all of my abilities on the field and keep getting better every day," Fiammetta said. "It's an honor to be at the Senior Bowl and it's up to me to seize the opportunity and make the best out of it."
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Fiammetta is not shy to tout his versatility.
"[My best attributes] are my run blocking, pass blocking, catching the ball out of the backfield and just playing hard," he said. "I've been doing that throughout my career at Syracuse and I'm trying to carry that on to the next level."
The question the Chargers must answer is this: How high of a draft pick are they willing to spend on a fullback just one year after trading multiple picks to move up and tab Hester? The answer may hinge on what the Chargers do with Hester; if LaDainian Tomlinson and/or Darren Sproles don't return next season, there is a chance Hester could move to halfback.
Either way, Fiammetta could likely be had late on the second day of the draft, if only because fullback is seen as a low-priority position on draft day. If the Chargers can land Fiammetta on the back end of day two, they should consider it a steal.
"[The team that drafts me] gets a guy with a great work ethic and a skill-set that's pretty versatile," he said. "I can do a number of things on the field as a fullback, I can play tight end and I can run the ball. I think I'm versatile and a quick learner and I think I can make an impact in my first year in the league."
Michael Lombardo is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and a long-time contributor to the Scout.com network. His analysis has been published by the NFL Network, Fox Sports and MySpace Sports. He has followed the Chargers for more than 15 years and covered the team since 2003.