The Chicago Bears are meeting with defensive prospects first, as they are reportedly set to talk with LSU’s Kristian Fulton
Yesterday, the news leaked that the Chicago Bears were going to meet with safety Antoine Winfield Jr., which would address one questionable spot on the defensive side of the ball. The departure of Prince Amukamara has left another one at the cornerback position opposite Kyle Fuller.
However, the Bears appear to be doing their homework as they will meet with LSU’s Kristian Fulton. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no in-person visits are allowed, but rather via FaceTime or Skype. It’s an interesting time we are living in, and you just have to hope that training camp nor the season is impacted by it. I digress.
Fulton comes with a checkered past, and historically, is not the kind of player that General Manager Ryan Pace goes after. In the 2016 season, Fulton was suspended for two seasons for tampering with a drug test for performance-enhancing drugs. He had played in the team’s first two games of the 2016 season but missed the rest of the year and the following season.
He earned the starting job back last year for LSU’s National Championship team, in what was an excellent Tiger defense. Anchored by Grant Delpit and Derek Stingley Jr., Fulton collected 38 total tackles, including one for loss, as well as one interception and 14 pass deflections.
He performed very well at last month’s NFL Combine, running a 4.46 40-yard dash. Scouts believe him to be a solid backup with a chance to earn a starting spot on an NFL roster, which may not align with Pace’s plan to have someone immediately plug-in.
Most mock drafts have Fulton being taken in the second round, where the Bears hold two picks. What would you think about this pick?