Sixth Round: Jordan Fuller, S
In the actual sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the LA Chargers selected Notre Dame’s own Alohi Gilman. We all knew that Gilman would be a bonafide special teams player and that is all he has been thus far. He gets a handful of special teams snaps each game and that is the extent of his impact.
While we should not expect too much out of sixth-round picks, the Chargers definitely could have done better at the very same position.
The problem with Gilman is that he is so unusable on defense, at least in his rookie season. This forced the team to go out and re-sign Jahleel Addae. If that doesn’t say something about him on defense then I do not know what will.
Later in the sixth round, there was a safety by the name of Jordan Fuller that was selected. Fuller has played a tangible role on the Rams’ defense this season (when healthy) and would be far better than Gilman.
Again, it is far from perfect, but Fuller has posted a 71.5 coverage grade on PFF this season. With the way that Rayshawn Jenkins and Nasir Adderley have been playing it would not have hurt for the team to have better depth than Gilman in Fuller, even if Fuller was not as impactful in special teams.
Fuller has been better than Gilman and if I had to put money on it I guarantee that he will have a better overall career than Gilman, making him the better safety pick.