I try to synthesize the scouting reports. Things commonly mentioned-
There’s no glaring area of weakness in Fuller’s coverage ability, as he is stout in standard man-to-man and press coverage. He has good movement skills and doesn’t let up on the player he’s covering. While his run defending skills are more pedestrian, he is able to come off blocks with ease and is a consistently good tackler.
Fuller comes from a great bloodline with two older brothers that also played college football, one of which is in the NFL right now. He also has a younger brother who plays for Virginia Tech. Fuller doesn’t have elite speed, but he plays with great aggression and instincts for the ball. He likes to play off man so he can jump routes when he reads them. Fuller plays well against the run and doesn’t care to lay a hit on a running back. Fuller has some room to add muscle to his frame if need be.
At times Fuller can be overaggressive and get burnt deep. He also doesn’t have elite speed to cover the speed demons of the world. That being said, he uses his instincts and smooth hips to cover the best of receivers well.
In conclusion Fuller is one of my favourite prospects in this year’s draft, mainly due to his propensity to be around the ball and make plays that really impact the game. Fuller is a very impressive physical specimen with long arms and an aggressive style of play. My main concern with Fuller is his propensity to being beaten deep due perhaps to a lack of long speed. There are however just too many things that I love about his game, like his physical style of man coverage and his willingness to play solid run defence. I think come draft season, Fuller will likely end up as an early second round pick with the potential for one of the smart teams drafting in the late first to fall in love with him.
Fuller’s game is similar to that of Jason McCourty of the Tennessee Titans. McCourty is a player with extremely similar dimensions and the same type of skill set. He is able to make plays on the football, has shown the ability to cause turnovers and played his college football at Rutgers which has put the same kind of emphasis on special teams that Virginia Tech has, so he is able to help in that facet of the game as well.
might be a slight value push late 1st but he sounds like a perfect type that would elevate his value somewhat
Whoever, I'd love another more towards bigger than smaller CB. Fuller 6'0" 194lbs- Image: http://www.wdbj7.com/image/view/-/22671622/highRes/1/-/maxh/480/maxw/640/-/9t5bvd/-/kyle-fuller-jpg.jpg Image: http://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_404h/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2011/09/14/Sports/Images/kf03_1316035980.jpg
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