Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram wrote a story about the trend away from using fullbacks. Seattle is one of a dwindling number of teams that still relies on a traditional fullback. Teams are increasingly using two tight ends. The story notes that William Floyd was the last fullback chosen in the first round (1994, 28th overall, San Francisco).
“Gil Brandt, the former Cowboys player personnel director and an NFL historian, said eight teams used two-tight-end sets at least 45 percent of the time last season, and he expects that number to rise this season. The Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers are among the teams who are playing more two-tight-end sets this season.” — Fort Worth Star-Telegram