2015 NFL DRAFT

Zach Fulton, OG

School: Tennessee  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Homewood, IL
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 316 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
201126

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
5.112.951.7925 24 1/28'2"5.167.87
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
---- --5.50-

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Built well for the NFL with sufficient frame and bulk?athletic base and natural body control, using proper knee bend and leverage?solid foot quickness and keeps his feet moving at contact, generating explosive movement in the run game with his aggressive motor?strong hands to steer defenders ? enjoys contact?physical and strong at the POA and welcomes contact with an anchor to rarely get bullied.

Generally uses correct technique and stays patient in his stance?alert competitor with the peripheral vision and smarts to handle what defenders throw at him?football bloodlines ? younger brother of Xavier Fulton, who played at Illinois and was a 5th round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)?tough-minded approach and physical temperament?good starting experience as a four-year starter in the SEC (40 career starts).

WEAKNESSES: Plump midsection and has some bad weight on his frame?doesn?t consistently land his jabs and will get caught overextended and hunched over at the waist ? late, wild hand placement and too often ends up outside?needs to do a better job controlling and sustaining blocks without getting flagged for holding.

Will overset and lower his helmet and needs to improve his POA technique?inconsistent in space and needs to do a better job breaking down on the move?all of his starting experience has come at RG, lacking experience at other positions?minor durability concerns ? missed action in 2010 with a sore ankle and a game in 2012 due to another ankle injury?four-year starter, but never received All-Conference honors.

--Dane Brugler

Player Overview

A three-star OL recruit, Zachery ?Zach? Fulton received multiple Big Ten offers and came close to committing to Nebraska before deciding to attend Tennessee. He worked his way onto the field as a true freshman in 2010 and started a handful of games at RT. Fulton became the full-time starter at RG in 2011, starting all but one game there the past three seasons. He is a well-built, athletic blocker who has some technique inconsistencies, but is a physical mauler who engages contact and looks to impose his will ? sometimes sloppy but works hard to finish. Fulton tends to overextend himself due to his overaggressive nature, but flashes raw power in the run game and plays like a veteran ? early 3rd day draft pick with starter potential in a man scheme.
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Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Chiefs' picks: Round 6/193 - Zach Fulton, G, 6-5, 316, Tennessee...The offensive line at Arrowhead Stadium has been in a state of flux since the end of the 2013 season and Fulton will get a quick chance to be involved at a position that's wide open: right guard. Last year's starters Geoff Schwartz and Jon Asamoah left in free agency and the tentative depth chart has untested Rishaw Johnson in the starting lineup. Fulton played his whole career at Rocky Top at right guard and if he can make the transition, he'll be in the mix for playing time. - The Sports Xchange
 

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