The Tennessee Titans marry need and value with Kristian Fulton draft pick.
I was very vocal about disliking the Tennessee Titans 1st pick in the 2020 NFL Draft: Isaiah Simmons. However, I am a big fan of their second round selection: Kristian Fulton CB, LSU.
Let me tell you exactly why I like him so much.
Who did they draft?
Kristian Fulton CB, LSU.
A two-year starter with LSU, Fulton mainly handled coverage on the left side of the defense, switching between man and zone. Fulton was in trouble after a failed drug test two years ago that got him suspended for a full season, but quickly rebounded and had back to back good seasons.
The drug test was reportedly just marijuana, and I say “just” because with the new CBA that isn’t illegal by league rules anymore. So theoretically this is no longer an issue and it is significantly better than if he was popped for PEDs.
Where does he fit?
Right now I have a strong suspicion that the Titans are going to try to put Fulton in Adoree Jackson’s boundary position and try to move Jackson to more of a slot role when they decide to go with three CBs on the field.
He will probably play fewer snaps than the top two cornerbacks on the team, but that still puts him as one of the top sub-package players on the roster and one at a crucial position
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Who else was on the board?
-Zack Baun EDGE/LB, Wisconsin
-Justin Madibuike DL, Mississippi State
-Curtis Weaver EDGE, Boise State
-Terrell Lewis EDGE, Alabama
Who I would have drafted?
Honestly there I have no complaint for this pick and there is no one I would have taken over him. Sure, I could have considered a different fit, but the position feels right and if I would have gone anywhere else I would have drafted Amik Robertson because he is more of a slot specialist.
That may be short-sighted based on the current need which is why I wouldn’t argue it when you have a versatile player like Fulton who can come in and really do anything you need him to do on defense.
Now what is next? If they believe they have Jadeveon Clowney in the bag, then all signs point to either running back or wide receiver being the pick in the third round if they make one at all.