The KC Chiefs selected former Tennessee Volunteer, Zach Fulton, in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft and reports out of OTA’s are that he is already taking snaps with the first team.
— Randy Covitz (@randycovitz) June 4, 2014
The Chiefs have had a need at the right guard position after the losses of Geoff Schwartz and Jon Asamoah to free agency. Some speculated that the Chiefs were comfortable moving forward with Rishaw Johnson, after his impressive performance against the Chargers in week 17.
However, it looks like their sixth round pick is really taking control of that vacant right guard position this off-season.
A source I have close with the team believes that Fulton will likely be the starter once the season starts, and that his technique is way ahead of his competition, Rishaw Johnson. My source also states that, Fulton has had “one hell of a camp” so far (Voluntary workouts included).
Fulton is a monster at 6-5, 323lbs and apparently has the proper footwork and technique to excel at his position in the NFL.
He started in 40 of his 47 games at Tennessee, all of which at the right guard position. The Chiefs basically got a “battle tested” offensive lineman from the SEC for a very minimal cost.
If Fulton does become the full time starter, and ends up playing well in his first year, the Chiefs very well may have one of the biggest steals of the 2014 draft class.