How DB Jordan Fuller has transformed the LA Rams defense

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How DB Jordan Fuller has transformed the LA Rams defense

Did you read my piece about LA Rams rookie safety Jordan Fuller being one of the late-round gems in the 2020 NFL Draft late last month? Now, after the first game of the season, Fuller is already impacting this defense tremendously.

Los Angeles Rams rookie safety Jordan Fuller is already one of the top young defenders in the NFL. His effectiveness as a deep safety in the opening game of the season was impressive. I can promise you that the Philadelphia Eagles are going to try to keep the ball away from him in the upcoming game this Sunday.

Basement bargain

How did Fuller fall to the 199th overall selection of the 2020 NFL Draft? In all honesty, it was his combine performance. Fuller ran a 4.67-second 40-yard dash, something that seriously concerned evaluators. He had good length, standing at 6-foot-2 and weighing in at 203-pounds, but the forty time heightened concerns that Fuller wouldn’t be able to play sideline to sideline.

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The tape that Fuller put together at Ohio State University would suggest otherwise. He collected 216 tackles and five interceptions in his time as a Buckeye and made jaw-dropping plays at times. Here is a play where he is making a huge interception. Now, Jordan Fuller becoming a strong part of the Rams defense. He played in 71 of the Rams 72 defensive snaps on Sunday night. Let’s talk about how Fuller was able to impact the game against the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday, and how he can impact the game against the Eagles.