Fifth round selection Xavier Fulton, a T out of the University of Illinois is the first Buccaneer of the 2009 Buccaneers draft class to sign a deal.
Fulton’s signing early might work in his favor. With the possibility still looming that Aaron Sears is not medically cleared to play, and Jeremy Zuttah therefore taking over his spot, the backup Tackle positions on both sides would seemingly be wide open for competition. Couple that with the regression from Jeremy Trueblood last year, and there is a possibility that Fulton could even be battling for the RT spot. He drew only two penalties for the Illini last year on 393 pass plays, and amazingly only allowed two QB pressures.
More than likely he will backup both T spots in 09.