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Pre-Camp Reads: Zach Fulton Set to Compete for Offensive Line Spot

Posted Jun 26, 2017

Taking a closer look at the former sixth-round pick

Offensive lineman Zach Fulton enters his fourth season with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017.

The Chiefs selected Fulton, a Tennessee product, with the 193rd overall pick in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Through his first three seasons, Fulton has played in all 48 regular-season games with 34 starts for the Chiefs, playing a variety of different positions. He has started games at all three interior offensive line positions (19 at right guard, 14 at left guard, 1 at center).

Overall, there are 15 players who were drafted in 2014 who have played in all 48 regular-season games in their careers, and 11 of them were selected within the first four rounds, including five in the first round.

Fulton joins the Dallas Cowboys’ Zack Martin (Round 1, Pick 16), and the Cincinnati Bengals’ Russell Bodine (Round 4, Pick 111), as the only offensive lineman selected in 2014 to play in every game.

SEASON REVIEW

After starting at the right guard position in each of Kansas City’s 16 regular-season games as a rookie in 2014, and then playing a utility role for the Chiefs in 2015, Fulton moved to the left guard spot and made 12 starts last season.

According to Pro Football Focus, Fulton allowed just one quarterback hit and 17 pressures in more than 800 offensive snaps played last year.

As a group, the Chiefs offensive line tied for the best mark in the NFL by allowing just 126 quarterback pressures last season. They also head to training camp with every player who played a snap for them last season.

2017 OUTLOOK

In 2017, the 25-year-old Fulton will once again look to compete for a starting position at left guard while also providing depth and versatility to a young offensive line at any of the three interior positions.

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