Sep 21, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Tennessee Volunteers offensive linesman Zach Fulton (72) blocks during the second quarter against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs Rookie Zach Fulton Focused On Consistency

Zach Fulton has a plan to win the starting right guard job for the Kansas City Chiefs: Consistency.

Fulton, a sixth round draft pick out of Tennessee, will be competing with Jeff Linkenbach and Rishaw Johnson for the job. Here’s what he told Herbie Teope when he arrive at camp with rest of the rookies, quarterbacks, and injured players on Sunday.

Right guard may end up being a revolving position for the Chiefs this season because of the consistency issue Fulton addresses. Andy Reid has a complicated offensive system that takes time absorb and get comfortable with, which makes consistency very difficult to achieve as a rookie.

An optimistic view here is Fulton is both physically capable of handling the job right now and has the experience of being thrown into the fire early. Fulton was a three year starter at Tennessee and saw time immediately as a freshman. Part of his ability to handle being plugged in early is because his body is developed enough to handle the physical aspects of the position.

The biggest advantage Rishaw Johnson has over Fulton is he’s been in the system for a year. If what the Chiefs are looking for is consistency then Johnson would have to be considered the early leader for the job when camp starts on Thursday.

 

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