Let’s take a look at Travis Fulgham who showed promise for the Eagles at the wide receiver position during the 2021 season. He is not being talked about a lot due trade rumors surrounding the Eagles starters with Carson Wentz and Zach Ertz. This article will look at where Fulgham came from before the NFL and what he is doing now in the NFL. Could Fulgham start becoming one of the Eagles main receivers? This is a player spotlight on Travis Fulgham.
Where was Travis Fulgham before the NFL?
Fulgham played two seasons of high school football in Virginia before eventually committing to Conference USA School, Old Dominion. He gave the Monarchs significant production in his sophomore and junior years in college. In 2016, Fulghram has 478 passing yards and in 2017 he had 394 passing yards. In those two years, he combined for nine touchdowns, which isn’t bad considering he didn’t get many opportunities his freshmen year.
His break out season came his senior year at ODU where he racked up 1,083 year and he matched his touchdowns average in 2016 and 2017 with nine again. One of his highlight games was when ODU upset Virginia Tech in 2018. He had 188 receiving yards along with one touchdown. The star receiver finished his career at ODU with Second Team all Conference USA honors in 2018. He was also rated as a First Team Conference USA by Pro Football Focus. Fulgram is the only ODU player to be invited to the to the Reese’s Senior Bowl.
What has Fulgham done with the Eagles
Fulgham was drafted to the Detroit Lions in the sixth round of the NFL Draft. He was later released from the Lions due to lack of production. He was also released by the Packers in 2020. Fulgham finally found a good fit, which was the Philadelphia Eagles. According to pro football reference, he played 13 games In the NFL season. Fulgham had 539 yards in the 2020 season while scoring four touchdowns. This is a great turn around for a player who got released by two teams at the start of his NFL career.
How has Fulgham achieved this? When Fulgham catches the ball, he usually get big chunks of yards. He averaged 14.2 yards a catch. He is also a lengthy receiver at 6-foot-3. This gives him the ability to gain positioning against safeties and make great grabs. He gave the Eagles a lot of production the first half of the season starting for the Eagles. He averaged 87 yards a game in his first five games with the Eagles. Fulgham dropped off the radar after that with lack of production. His highest receiving yards was 30 yards in the week 15 game against Arizona. This was a disappointing end, but he did show a lot of potential at the beginning of the season for the Eagles.
What to expect from Fulgham in 2021?
Fulgham has obviously shown that he can produce for a team in the NFL. Expect Fulgham to have more yardage and touchdowns in the 2021 season than he did in 2020. Fulgham has the potential to be an elite receiver but it may take him some time to achieve this. More importantly, expect him to be more consistent throughout the season. This is the Eagles player spotlight on Travis Fulgham.
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