"I think I can play any position -- left guard, center, right guard -- without skipping a beat," he said. "That's something I have done at Stanford and that's something I feel I have done effectively. Hopefully, I will be able to keep doing that."
Fletcher is tenacious, has good lateral quickness and was rewarded for his hard work with PAC-10 honors.
Despite being part of a team that experienced more losses than wins, he knows the importance of a positive attitude and giving his best effort. He is confident NFL teams will recognize and appreciate that.
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Fletcher's ability to play multiple positions can serve as a double-edged sword. It means he has the knowledge and skill-set to handle more responsibility, yet it also implies he has not established himself at any one position.
He tends to lack the balance and agility needed to sustain quality blocks, which may require some attention at the pro level.
"When I look at my game and how I played, the versatility factor is something teams have taken notice of," he said. "Playing so many games at guard and so many games at center -- and in the middle of games going from guard to center or center to guard -- is something teams have appreciated."
Fletcher believes guard and center are very different positions in what they require physically. Switching from one position to the other mid-game is feasible, but it requires a mental and physical adjustment.
"There is such a difference physically between playing center and guard," he said. "At center, you always have help. Maybe sometimes you don't, but rarely. As a guard, a lot of times you are one-on-one and it's time to go. I think that sometimes if you're a center, it's easy to say that you could do it, but it's a lot easier said than done."
Fletcher is training and working in many areas to increase his speed in preparation for the NFL Draft.
"Speed kills. And that is the philosophy I had with this training," he said. "What I can do to get faster, whether it be nutrition, stretching, whatever. Everything has been about getting my times down."
The Chargers could certainly use a versatile interior lineman of Flethcer's ilk, having lost Mike Goff and Jeremy Newberry as free agents.
Fletcher should be available during the final three rounds of the draft.
"I think I have a pretty solid all-around game," he said. "At the pro level, it's hard to be a dominant run blocker; it's hard to be a dominant pass blocker. I would like to be pretty solid at everything."
Fletcher's trademark is his versatility and his ability to adapt in adverse situations. He believes he is a good leader and will not cause off-field distractions.
"[I] just go out there and be the best teammate I can possibly be, be the best football player I can possibly be," he said. "[I] shut my mouth and work; that's something I have done and something I will do."
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