NASHVILLE – The Titans have agreed to terms with cornerback Kristian Fulton.
The Titans selected Fulton in the second round (61st overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Louisiana State University.
Fulton (6-0, 200) started all 15 games for LSU in 2019 and was in on 38 tackles, 14 pass break-ups and one interception. He earned second team All-SEC honors.
Fulton ran a 4.46 at the NFL Combine.
After being selected by the Titans, Fulton said he met with the Titans at the NFL Combine and remained in contact with the team leading up to the draft. Fulton said the Vikings, Cowboys, Raiders, Saints and the Falcons all expressed a lot of interest in him as well.
"They feel like I can bring versatility to their secondary, and they like my game," Fulton said of the Titans. "I wanted to go to a coaching staff and an organization that believed in me and my talents.
"They have a great defense. I know coach Mike (Vrabel) is a defensive guy, and that is the kind of coach you want to play for – a guy who is going to study your game and put you in the best position. You don't get to the AFC Championship Game without playing great defense. I want them to use me … to help elevate that defense to be elite."
The Titans feel like they got an elite player in Fulton.
Fulton was a two-year starter at cornerback for the Tigers in 2018 and 2019, and he graded out as one of the nation's top cornerbacks in 2019. He was the 42nd ranked player on NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah's top 50 draft board heading into the draft. ESPN's Jeff Legwold ranked Fulton No.41 on his Top 100 list, while ESPN's Todd McShay had Fulton ranked 38th overall. Draft analyst Mike Detillier ranked Fulton the 25th best prospect in the draft.
In his final year for the Tigers, he earned second-team All-SEC honors, his team won a national title and his 14 passes defensed ranked second on the team. Over his college career, he totaled 65 tackles, 25 passes defensed and two interceptions.
Pro Football Focus gave Fulton a first-round grade.
GM Jon Robinson said after picking Fulton the Titans were tempted to move up to get him, but said the team waited it out instead.
"We were fortunate that he was still there, and we're excited to have him – he's a player we had pretty highly rated," Robinson said of Fulton. "He had a really good understanding of our vision for him if we were able to select him, and we were fortunate that he was there to take. We feel like he really fits our football team."
At LSU, Fulton played in 28 games, with 25 starts. He finished his career with 65 tackles, 25 passes defended and two interceptions.
In LSU's win over Clemson in CFP National Championship Game, Fulton posted a career-high six tackles, including one for a six-yard loss.
"It was definitely worth the wait when I got that call," Fulton said after being drafted. "I am excited to be a Tennessee Titan."
The Titans now have five players from their six-man draft class under contract with tackle Isaiah Wilson as the remaining player unsigned.
The Titans select LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton in second round (61st overall) of 2020 NFL Draft. (Photos: AP/LSU, Chris Parent)