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
Zach Fulton – OG – Tennessee – 6’5″ – 316 lbs – 5.19 forty – 25 bench
After losing Branden Albert, Geoff Schwartz, and Jon Asamoah in free agency the Chiefs finally addressed the offensive line in the 6th round when they drafted Zach Fulton of Tennessee.
Fulton is physically built for the NFL and plays with good power. He has a reputation as a hard worker and started for three and a half years in the SEC. Fulton has potential to become a solid NFL starter and given his experience and work ethic he is probably a safe bet to at least be a dependable back up.
Fulton isn’t seen as having a lot of upside. While he could become a valuable back up or possibly a solid starter it is unlikely he’ll ever be a Pro Bowl caliber player. He needs some work on his technique and may be limited to strictly playing RG in the pros.
On a team with a wide open RG spot available, Fulton may be able to compete for playing time as a rookie. Fulton’s multiple years of starting at RG in the SEC will have him as ready to play as any 6th round pick that they could have drafted. He instantly adds some much needed depth to a depleted KC OL. He’s not an exciting pick, but a much needed one. I probably would have preferred Jeff Janis as a possible late round WR with upside here, but I’m just fine with the Fulton pick.