1 Kristian Fulton
Delpit isn’t the only LSU defensive back who isn’t getting the love he deserves from the scouting community. Fulton is a cornerback who can step in and start for quite a few NFL teams next season.
His collegiate career may have gotten off to a slow start, but he was an absolute star for Ed Orgeron’s team last season. He’s got the size, athleticism and confidence to grow into a No. 1 corner if a team brings him along with a little patience.
The biggest knock on Fulton is that he’s not overly skilled at making plays on the ball in the air. That means he won’t rack up a ton of interceptions at the next level right away. That doesn’t mean he can’t hold his own as a rookie.
Fulton isn’t in Jeff Okudah’s class as a prospect, but he’s a lot closer to CJ Henderson than most mock drafts seem to indicate. He may never lead the NFL in interceptions, but he can match-up and compete with the very best receivers in the league.
Given just how many teams are looking for help at corner in this draft, it’s wild to think a talent like Fulton could slip into the 40s or 50s.