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Drafted By: Chiefs

Combine Results

Grade
5.26 ?
  • 5.16 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 25 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 24.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 98.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.87 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5.16 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'5" Height
  • 33 1/4" Arm Length
  • 316LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

His brother, Xavier, played at Illinois, was drafted in the fifth round of the 2009 draft by the Buccaneers and currently plays in the CFL. Prepped in suburban Chicago. Manned right guard for the Vols. Played 12 games as a true freshman in 2010, starting five. Did not play against Ole Miss (left ankle). Started all 12 games in 2011. Suffered a stress fracture in his left leg in the offseason. In the fall, started 11 games. Suffered high ankle sprain, MCL sprain and bone bruise to his left leg against Alabama, forcing him to sit out against South Carolina. Started all 12 games in 2013.

Analysis

Strengths

Looks the part with good overall size and mass. Strong enough to anchor in pass protection. Flashes thump on contact and ability to down block and seal run lanes. Started 40 games in the SEC and has experience locking horns with NFL-caliber defensive tackles. Has raw traits to develop. Coachable pleaser and will appeal to offensive line coaches. Good teammate.

Weaknesses

Does not breathe fire or impose his will. Still learning how to generate power through his core. Has heavy legs and could stand to improve footwork. Is a soft puncher and tends to overextend. Needs to improve grip strength and sustain. Struggles to engage linebackers in space. Awareness is lacking -- not ideally suited to shift to center. Struggles to connect with moving targets. Has a history of ankle injuries. Recorded the slowest 20-yard shuttle (5.18 seconds) of any combine participant.

Draft Projection

Rounds 4-5

Bottom Line

Physically impressive, moldable right guard prospect with a good soldier's attitude to go along with untapped physical ability, though his tape falls short of his intangibles at this stage of his development. Could be a pet project for an offensive line coach confident he can turn Fulton into an effective mauler.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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