John Fullington will get a shot in the NFL after playing every position but center during four years as a starter on the Washington State offensive line. His agent, the Seattle-based Collin Roberts, broke the news on Twitter shortly after the conclusion of the NFL Draft. The 6-foot-5, 301 pound lineman is projected to play guard at the next level.
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The Packers used on of the limited number of player visits on Fullington, and are likely to give him a good shot to make the team. Green Bay has made extensive use of undrafted free agents. The team has had at least three UFA's on its roster in each of the past four years, 13 total, the third-highest mark in the NFL.
The Packers only drafted one offensive lineman, Ohio State's Corey Linsley, and he plays center.
Here is what CBSSports.com had to say about Fullington:
One area in which Washington State has traditionally lacked top-tier talent is along the offensive line. Though the Cougars' most recent NFL drafted prospect, Zach Williams (selected by Carolina in the sixth round of 2011), he is one of only four offensive linemen drafted out of Washington State since 1989.If his play over the first two seasons of his career is any indication, however, Fullington could be the next Cougar offensive lineman to earn significant NFL attention. Fullington started six games as a true freshman, the first coming at right tackle and the other five at the all-important left tackle position. Fullington was moved inside to right guard as a sophomore and handled the move nicely, earning honorable mention all-conference honors. He was moved back outside to left tackle by new coach Mike Leach and his staff and should perform well there.