The Cincinnati Bengals’ cornerback already looks vastly different than how it did in 2019. Dre Kirkpatrick, B.W. Webb and Tony McRae are gone, but Trae Waynes, Mackensie Alexander and LeShaun Sims have been brought in to replace them.
Despite all this turnover, the only cornerbacks they have under contract beyond 2020 are Waynes, Darius Phillips and Winston Rose. This team values the position far too much to not act on that that.
Cornerback could absolutely still be addressed early in this week’s NFL Draft, and Kristian Fulton could become a prime target for the Bengals in the second round, if he lasts that long, that is.
Fulton has a nice foundation of skills for a cornerback that suggest that even if he never reaches elite status he should at least not be a liability. Not being a liability doesn’t sound super promising, but sometimes for a cornerback that is all that is needed of them. Let’s take a look at Fulton’s athleticism from the NFL Combine:
- Height: 6’0”
- Weight: 197
- 40-yard dash: 4.46
- 3-cone: 6.94
- Broad Jump: 123”
- Vertical Jump: 35.5”
- Shuttle: 4.36
To see the full draft profile, click on the video at the beginning of the article to see my full thoughts on him as a prospect along with some clips illustrating his strengths and weaknesses as a player. Thank you and enjoy! More video Draft profiles will be coming soon!