2014 NFL Draft
Name: Kyle Fuller
School: Virginia Tech
Positives: Kyle Fuller has great awareness and anticipation. He has outstanding change of direction and hip movement. Even when he gets turned around, he has the quickness and fluidity for make up for ground lost. Fuller has a knack for jumping pass routes, and is strong enough to outmuscle wide receivers for position.
When the ball is in the air, his timing and break on the ball are very good. Fuller has great body control and times his jumps well to bat down balls. He plays against the run aggressively, and he isn’t afraid to lay a hard hit on the ball carrier. And even though a few are rated higher, Kyle Fuller just might be the best cornerback in the draft.
Negatives: He has good speed, but not great speed. His aggressive nature sometimes works against him, as he can be susceptible to double moves when he tries to jump routes. He sometimes likes to try to make the spectacular play instead of the smart play.
Impact on the Redskins: The Redskins are still a little thin at corner. Yes, they re-signed DeAngelo Hall, and brought in free agent Tracy Porter, but they could still use more quality depth at the position. Fuller is good enough to push to start right off the bat, but even if he didn’t, he would make a formidable tandem at corner with David Amerson for years to come.
Where the Redskins could pick him: If Kyle Fuller were still on the board in the second round at # 34, the Redskins would have a tough decision to make. It’s like I said, Fuller might be the best cornerback in the draft, and the guys like that don’t come around often. However, the odds are slim that Fuller would still be there.
Teams interested: Cincinnati Bengals, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions
2014 NFL Draft