2. Kendall Fuller
Fuller put together nice games against the Vikings and Eagles, but he’s arguably been the defense’s most disappointing player in 2022. In his second season, St-Juste has seemingly already leapfrogged Fuller on the depth chart after he was tasked with shadowing superstar receiver Justin Jefferson last week.
Simply put, Fuller’s lack of athleticism has been exposed this season. While he’s improved in recent weeks, the Titans, Packers, Bears and Sam Ehlinger-led Colts aren’t exactly high-octane passing offenses. Despite Fuller’s (steady) improvements, he’s still allowing a 115.7 passer rating when targeted, per PFF.
Further, Fuller’s allowing a whopping 15.9 yards per reception and has allowed as many touchdowns (3) as penalties committed (3). After recording 25 passes defended and five interceptions over his first two seasons in Washington, Fuller has just six passes defended and zero INTs through 10 games.
When you think of Washington’s top performers in the secondary this season, Fuller is probably the fourth player that comes to mind; behind Kam Curl, Darrick Forrest, and St-Juste. If not for William Jackson III’s struggles and eventual trade, Fuller’s shortcomings would be getting a lot more attention.
At least he’s finally starting to come around.