Oct 5, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies cornerback Kyle Fuller (17) celebrates with safety Kyshoen Jarrett (34) after making an interception in the fourth quarter. The Hokies defeated the Tar Heels 27-17 at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Kyle Fuller entered the NFL Combine near the bottom of the list of the top 10 cornerbacks in the 2014 NFL Draft but Fuller knew that he should be much higher on that list. Kyle Fuller entered the 2014 NFL Combine with a chip on his shoulder after injuries this past year had hurt his draft stock despite his strong performance when he was healthy.
Kyle Fuller came into the 2014 NFL Combine with a chip on his shoulder and left as a prospect on the rise.
Kyle Fuller impressed at this year’s NFL Combine and now is looking like the fifth best cornerback prospect behind Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert, Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard, Ohio State’s Bradley Roby, and TCU’s Jason Verrett. Fuller impressed in the drills and in the measureables which was why many draft analysts saw him as one of the big winners of the 2014 NFL Combine.
Kyle Fuller had a very good 40-yard dash time of 4.49 but he showed a lot of explosiveness with a broad jump of 128 inches and a vertical jump of 38.5 inches. His vertical jump also shows that he will have the ability to go up and battle with receivers to force interceptions. Fuller might have only benched 12 reps but that wasn’t too bad and the rest of Fuller’s measureables were quite impressive.
Kyle Fuller now looks like a sure thing to be picked no later than the second round which is really good news for the former Hokie. Fuller also has the potential to maybe even go as high as the Denver Broncos with the 31st pick in the first round or the Washington Redskins who have the 34th overall pick in the second round. Kyle Fuller really boosted his draft stock at this year’s NFL Combine and jumped over a lot of other cornerbacks.
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