The Kansas City Chiefs announced the signing of Tennessee guard, Zach Fulton on Tuesday. Fulton was the first of their two sixth round picks selected when he was taken 193rd overall.
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Fulton started 47 games for the Volunteers where he anchored the right guard spot. His 6-5, 323 pound frame makes him seem more like a tackle, but having that kind of size and length on the interior could make for a great combo. With the loss of Jon Asamoah and Geoff Schwartz, Fulton has an opportunity to come in an compete for that starting role this season. Andy Reid loves to find those diamonds in the rough when it comes to offensive lineman.
Overthecap.com believes Fulton’s cap number to be around $446,000, which is about right for a player selected where he was. Under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, rookie contract numbers are pretty much determined so getting these rookies signed has become much easier the last couple of seasons. Look for other signings to break over the next week or two.
I like what this kid brings to the table and I’ll be keeping a close eye on him during the preseason. It should be a good battle for that right guard spot once training camp rolls around.
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