The Chicago Bears have drafted cornerback Kyle Fuller from Virginia Tech with their first-round pick. This pick is surprising to say the least, as the team addressed the secondary position, but went with a corner instead of a safety like Calvin Pryor or Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who were both still available.
Fuller is the kind of guy who isn’t ready to start right away, but has been described as a nickel back from day one. This fits the team perfectly, as they have Charles Tillman signed for one season. Tillman can play the starting spot for a season while also mentoring Fuller.
Fuller is a fast corner, running a sub-4.5 40 yard dash at the combine. Fuller doesn’t fit the fast corner stereotype though, as he might be the best run supporting corner in the draft. His problems run when covering. He doesn’t have the best footwork, which makes him liable to give up big yards when the receiver makes quick cuts. Top NFL receivers who specialize in route running will have field days until Fuller improves his footwork.
Although the pick was shocking, it’s not horrible, and Fuller could become the best corner taken in this draft one day.