It’s been reported that the Green Bay Packers have claimed second-year wide receiver, Travis Fulgham.
Well, Green Bay Packers fans wanted the team to add a wide receiver, so GM Brian Gutekunst obliged by reportedly claiming Travis Fulgham, who was released by Detroit just a few days ago.
Fulgham was a sixth-round pick in 2019 by the Lions out of Old Dominion and spent most of the year on the practice squad, although he would appear in three games last season for a total of 63 offensive snaps with three targets and no receptions. However, Pro Football Focus did credit him with two drops.
In college, Fulgham put up modest production his first three seasons but erupted his senior year as he hauled in 63 receptions for 1,083 yards at 17.2 yards per catch with nine touchdowns.
For a closer look at Fulgham’s game, here is what Joe Marino of The Draft Network had to say about the receiver in his final scouting report:
“Fulgham went from walk-on to 1,000-yard receiver and NFL prospects, which speaks to his work ethic and football character. His commitment to getting his work done as a blocker also speaks to the type of competitor he is and he should be a quality special teams contributor.
As a receiver, Fulgham has some appeal in terms of his size, ball skills and body control. With that said, his athletic profile, hands and separation quickness do present some restrictions. In many ways, Fulgham is exactly what teams are looking for in a fourth/fifth receiver on the roster.”
As far as the Green Bay Packers go, Fulgham fits their wide receiver mold. He clocks in at 6’2″ – 211 pounds, is an effective run-blocker, and scored well at the NFL Combine with a Relative Athletic Score of 8.01. Although his 40 yard dash time of 4.58 is nothing to write home about.
At 24-years-old, Fulgham comes with some upside, and as I said, he fits the mold of a Packers’ receiver. At this point, he is likely a practice squad player, but if anything, he does add some extra competition to a position with some question marks. And that’s never a bad thing.