That leaves just the defensive backs left on the board to discuss.
Of the cornerbacks, Fulton has the best case to win this because he is going to have the easiest role to slide into with the Titans.
Since the Vikings are completely retooling their CBs this year, players are going to get the chance to compete for different roles and jobs and probably won’t feel at home until halfway through the season.
In a similar situation, the Dallas Cowboys really don’t know what their best lineup at CB is going to be. Replacing Byron Jones is going to be hard enough, and I can’t imagine that they think they can slide in Diggs and use him exactly how they used Jones last year.
For Fulton, the job is simple and clear. Malcolm Butler will be a boundary cornerback and he and Adoree Jackson will seemingly alternate between slot and boundary CB. On top of that, they are going to get to play against a Jaguars team trying to lose games, Philip Rivers who can’t wait to throw a pick for Indy, and the Houston Texans without their security blanket in Nuk Hopkins.
The opportunity will be there for Fulton to immediately start in the Titans base 4-2-5 defense both inside and outside, and the support system around him couldn’t be better.
I’m not saying go throw all your money down on Fulton, but I will say history would strongly suggest that the top-20 names given to you should really be about 8 names long and if Chase Young makes the Redskins better, but doesn’t put up double-digit sacks, then there is a good chance that chaos ensues and one of the other names gets it and at that point it is anyone’s guess.