The Top 3 Virginia Tech Hokies’ Players of the First Half of 2014

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Aug 30, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies cornerback Kendall Fuller (11) tries to block the kick of William & Mary Tribe place kicker John Carpenter (80) during the first quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

1. CB Kendall Fuller

There is no surprise about the player who is at the top of this list with sophomore cornerback Kendall Fuller being the Hokies’ best player. Fuller received all three of the first-place votes and is clearly the best player that is currently on the Hokies’ roster.

Fuller has been absolutely dominant with Fuller not allowing much to get by him. Outside of one or two passes, the only way a team has been able to beat Fuller has been with either a perfect route and pass or a slip on the turf. Fuller has been arguably the best cornerback in college football and is clearly a top contender for the Jim Thorpe Award and a frontrunner to be a First Team All-American.

So far on the 2014 season, Fuller has had 21 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 interception, and 12 pass breakups which is the stat line of an All-American cornerback. Fuller has not only been dominant in pass coverage but also has been useful when Bud Foster has used him as a blitzer at the whip linebacker spot.

Fuller is the definition of a lockdown, man-to-man cornerback that looks like he should be a future top 10 NFL Draft pick and would probably be the top cornerback prospect if he was elligible for the 2015 NFL Draft. Fuller is a star and clearly is the best defensive player in the ACC, even better then Clemson’s Vic Beasley.

Kendall Fuller is a star and is currently on his way to becoming the greatest cornerback to ever play for the Hokies.