NFL Draft 2019: Detroit Lions select Travis Fulgham No. 184 overall
The 2019 NFL Draft has been defensive heavy for the Detroit Lions do far. Will that change with their first of two selections in the sixth round?
With four of their five selections in the 2019 NFL Draft so far, the Detroit Lions have opted to address their needs on the defensive side of the ball. The players selected include linebacker Jahlani Tavai, safety Will Harris, defensive end Austin Bryant and cornerback Amani Oruwariye.
With their first of two near back-to-back selections in the sixth round, the Lions choose to add another player to their wide receiver depth chart.
With the 184th overall selection in sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select …
NAME: Travis Fulgham
SCHOOL: Old Dominion
HT/WT: 6-2, 215
2018 STATS: 63 recs, 1,083 yds, 9 tds
PROS: Size, climber, high points, run blocker
CONS: lacks top-end speed, burst, quickness
QUICK ANALYSIS: The Detroit Lions take a flier on the second Old Dominion player taken in this draft. Fulgham has a chance to crack the active roster as Detroit needs another outside receiver to compete behind starters Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr. Really nice find this late in the draft.
Detroit Lions’ sixth round selections since 2000
2017 – Brad Kaaya, QB – Miami (FL)
2017 – Jeremiah Ledbetter, DE – Arkansas
2016 – Jimmy Landes, LS – Baylor
2016 – Jake Rudock, QB – Michigan
2016 – Anthony Zettel, DT – Penn St.
2015 – Quandre Diggs, CB – Texas
2014 – T.J. Jones, WR – Notre Dame
2013 – Corey Fuller, WR – Virginia Tech
2013 – Theo Riddick, RB – Notre Dame
2012 – Jonte Green, DB – New Mexico St.
2009 – Aaron Brown, RB – TCU
2006 – Dee McCann, DB – West Virginia
2005 – Jonathan Goddard, DE – Marshall
2005 – Bill Swancutt, DE – Oregon St.
2004 – Kelly Butler, T – Purdue
2003 – David Kircus, WR – Grand Valley St.
2002 – Chris Cash, DB – USC
2001 – Jason Glenn, LB – Texas A&M
2000 – Quinton Reese, DE – Auburn
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