Detroit Lions 2020 mock draft: Figuring out a playoff formula

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Kristian Fulton 2020 NFL Draft

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Kristian Fulton
CB LSU

I want to say this again, because at this point, it can’t be overstated.

Let’s look at the Lions’ defense by the numbers.

  • 30th vs. the pass
  • 27th vs. the run
  • 32nd in 1st downs allowed
  • 25th in pass TDs allowed
  • 27th in interceptions (3)

The Lions need more talent in their secondary, specifically at cornerback, and there is perhaps no better fit for this team than LSU’s Kristian Fulton.

The subject of many Lions mock drafts around the web, Fulton is a popular pick but why? What makes this a good pick besides the fact that Fulton is the second-best cornerback prospect in the draft right now behind Jeffery Okudah?

Fulton is a good fit for the Lions, specifically, because he has the athleticism, hip fluidity, and swagger required to excel in man coverage at the next level immediately.

Fulton is also aggressive and instinctive when asked to play zone coverage.

With 14 pass breakups (and counting) over the past two season including his first interception of the year against Mississippi State, Fulton is really living up to his hype as a possible CB1 type of playmaker on the back end of LSU’s stellar defense.

His big test against Alabama is coming, and everyone will be watching.

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