The Rams used their sixth draft pick this year on safety Jordan Fuller, selecting him 199th overall in the sixth round. Here are five things you should know about the former Ohio State standout.
1) A family of full of talent
Fuller's immediate and extended family have been successful in both sports and the entertainment industry.
The actor and comedian Sinbad is his uncle, married to his paternal aunt. Fuller's mother, Cindy Mizelle, is a highly regarded professional singer who has performed with Mariah Carey, Barbara Streisand, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys and Steely Dan, among others.
Fuller's brother, Devin, played wide receiver at UCLA.
2) Active away from the field
While at Ohio State, Fuller created a student-athlete-led seminar to educate Buckeye student-athletes on sexual assault, sexual violence and healthy relationships. That work earned him a nomination for the 2019 AFCA Good Works Team, which has recognized extra efforts by players and student support staff off the field since 1992.
He was also a first team Academic All-American in 2017.
3) Sixth-round steal
Rams midwest area scout Brian Hill believes the team got a steal in Fuller at pick No. 199.
"He had a previous hip injury the year before, and this year he was finally healthy," Hill said on a Rams post-draft show with general manager Les Snead and other team scouts. "They didn't hold him back at all in practice, he was ready to go on Saturdays. I think a slow 40 (-yard dash) time at Indy got him, but he plays faster than that. I mean, he's got range."
4) Nose for the football
Perhaps one of the most telling statistics about the 2019 first-team All-Big Ten selection was his total tackles.
In 2018, he led the Buckeyes in that category with 81 total. In 2017, he was second with 70. Last season, he was third with 62.
5) A leader with experience
Taking over for future first-round draft pick and former Ohio State teammate Malik Hooker as a sophomore, Fuller became a three-year starter and two-time team captain (2018 and 2019).
Overall, Fulller played in 52 games across his four seasons as a Buckeye.