NFL Draft Scouting Reports

Kristian Fulton: 2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report:

Givanni Damico | November 19th, 2019 

Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU, #1

Height: 6’0”

Weight: 200 lbs

Year: Senior

Games I’ve watched: at Alabama (2019), vs. Texas (2019), vs. Auburn (2019), vs. Georgia (2018), vs. Florida (2018), vs. Arkansas (2018)       

Fulton has put his name on the map this year for the LSU Tigers. He has gone up against some of the best and succeeded. Let’s dive into the first scouting report of the year.

I grade on a 100-point scale being distributed 10 ways with 10 different criteria. For cornerbacks, this criteria includes: Frame, Speed, Man Coverage, Zone Coverage, Press Coverage, Tackling Ability, Ball Skills, Fluidity, Versatility, Awareness

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Fluidity 

9/10 Fulton has great fluidity in the air, allowing him to change his position to make a play on the ball. 

Frame

9.5/10 Fulton has the ideal size of a cornerback at 6’0” and 200 pounds. He plays very long which allows him to optimize his opportunities for pass breakups.

Speed

8/10 He has the ability to stick with whoever he’s coming. He excels in man coverage and contained Henry Ruggs for the majority of the time in which he covered him when LSU played Alabama.

Ball Skills

8/10 Although he has only brought in two interceptions in his time at LSU, Fulton still has a great ability to make plays in the air because of his fluidity and length.                          

Tackling Ability

7.5/10 Fulton isn’t perfect in this category but he is a relatively sure tackler and hasn’t made any egregiously bad mistakes trying to make a tackle.                 

Man Coverage 

9/10 This is where Fulton excels, as he’s able to keep up with nearly everybody that he lines up against. His speed isn’t elite but his strides allow him to contain his competitors.

Zone Coverage

7/10 Fulton has been exposed in zone coverage a few times and this is where he has the most room for improvement.

Press Coverage

8/10 He is able to blanket his receivers pretty well in press coverage, although he has been beaten at the line of scrimmage a few times.

Awareness

8/10 Fulton is very intelligent and good possesses good processing ability. 

Versatility 

8.5/10 He is able to do it all for the most part. Although he has his strengths and weaknesses, he is at least solid in every category of play.

Overall Grade

82.5/100 While Fulton may not be the flashiest cornerback prospect, he does everything well. He’s not a liability as a tackler or in zone coverage, getting the job done. He has faced elite competition and held his own. In my opinion, he is more impressive as a prospect than his former teammate Greedy Williams was. 


Round Grade: Mid-Late 1st Round

Pro Comparison: Stephon Gillmore

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