With the 193rd pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select Tennessee G Zach Fulton. This is the Chiefs fifth draft pick of the day after LB Dee Ford in the first round, CB Phillip Gaines in the third round, RB De'Anthony Thomas in the fourth round and QB Aaron Murray in the fifth round.
Finally, the KC Chiefs get some offensive line help with the Fulton selection. This is the second year in a row the Chiefs drafted a lineman in the sixth round after Eric Kush last season. The Chiefs needed offensive line help after losing guards Geoff Schwartz and Jon Asamoah and tackle Branden Albert in free agency.
Fulton, 6'5 and 323 pounds, started 40 of his 47 games at Tennessee so he has plenty of tape. He played right guard at Tennessee.
His NFL.com scouting report says:
Physically impressive, moldable right guard prospect with a good soldier's attitude to go along with untapped physical ability, though his tape falls short of his intangibles at this stage of his development. Could be a pet project for an offensive line coach confident he can turn Fulton into an effective mauler.
More scouting reports
Zach Fulton - HS recruiting page
Zach Fulton, OG Tennessee - With the First Pick
Video: Zach Fulton | Draft Breakdown
WalterFootball.com: 2014 NFL Draft: Guard Rankings
Zach Fulton Scouting Report - Draft Insider
Zach Fulton - National Football Post
Chiefs 2014 draft picks
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Round 1 (23) - Auburn LB Dee Ford
Round 2 (No pick)
Round 3 (87) - Rice CB Phillip Gaines
Round 4 (124) - Oregon RB De'Anthony Thomas
Round 5 (163) - Georgia QB Aaron Murray
Round 6 (193) - Tennessee G Zach Fulton
Round 6 (200)
Round 7 (No pick)
The Chiefs gave up their second round pick in the Alex Smith trade. They received theCowboys sixth round pick in last year's Edgar Jones trade while they traded away their seventh round pick in the same trade.
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Today's draft schedule
*Times are Arrowhead Time (central)
Day: Saturday, May 10
Time: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
TV: ESPN, NFL Network
Streaming: WatchESPN, NFL Live
Five minutes per pick
John Dorsey will speak at the end of the seventh round.