Bears Draft The NFL's Next Great Corner
by Adam Benovic
Jun 20, 2014 11:51 AM EDT
Coming out of Virginia Tech, Kyle Fuller is a rangy prospect who has the potential to be the best corner that comes out of this draft. And that is not just his talent speaking. Being taken by the Chicago Bears means that he can learn behind two of the great cornerbacks in the league, Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings.
GM Phil Emery was impressed with Fuller’s versatility, intelligence and toughness. That fits particularly well with how Fuller bills himself. He sees his play as that of someone who can play corner, safety and nickel at a high level. That being said, Fuller is likely to focus on the corner position. He will learn the ropes in the slot as the third corner as he learns the speed of the league.
Expect Fuller to have a big role in the coming year both in the secondary and special teams.
Fun Fact: Fuller’s brother, Corey Fuller, is a member of the Detroit Lions. Chicago’s Fuller said that he looks forward to playing against his brother twice a year. It could be an interesting rivalry.
I look forward to seeing what Fuller can bring to the team.
Now, looking to the second round and beyond, Emery is likely to come back to addressing the secondary as well as the defensive line.