Yesterday, Kendall Fuller was ranked 11th in ESPN’s ACC Top 25 players but the rankings by their major conference blogs have varied some from ESPN’s #CFBrank. The Hokies have lacked a representative so far as it was starting to look like that the Hokies would be shockingly left out, especially since it became evident that Brandon Facyson and Luther Maddy wasn’t going to be on the list.
However, the Hokie that had to be on the list more than any other Hokie made it and got the respect he deserved.
Kendall Fuller came in at tied for 37th in the #CFBrank, tied with LSU’s La’el Collins and will likely end up being one of the top five cornerbacks in college football by ESPN. This is big for Fuller who is definitely a contender to be an All-American after the season and will be looking to build on his freshman season of 58 tackles, 6 interceptions, 11 pass deflections, and 1 forced fumble along with being a Freshman All-American and a member of the All-ACC Second Team on top of being awarded as the ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Fuller also is the top ranked ACC cornerback on this list as P.J. Williams came in right behind him at tied for 39th. Fuller is a very complete cornerback already as he can play one-on-one with college football’s top receivers, be a dangerous ball hawker in zone and man coverage, and be a very good run defender. Fuller is quite strong and has solid size at 5-11, 195 pounds and his talent makes him one of the top prospects for the 2016 NFL Draft.
Kendall Fuller absolutely deserves to be in the top 40 of this list and Fuller should only climb this list a lot next year into the top 20 unless he gets injured and misses a lot of games this season.