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February 25, 2014

Combine profile: Virginia Tech CB Kyle Fuller

Name: Kyle Fuller

Position: Cornerback

Height/weight: 6-0/190

School/Class: Virginia Tech/Senior

Projected round: 1st-2nd

Career highlights: Fuller had 10 pass breakups for the Hokies in his senior year, in which he was named to the third-team All-ACC on one of the best defenses in the country. He had a breakout sophomore campaign that earned him second-team honors when he led the team in tackles for loss thanks to a corner blitz defensive scheme.

Did you know?: He’s one of three NFL players in his family. Vincent Fuller played for the Titans and Corey plays for the Lions.

Quotes: “It definitely makes you want to get to that level. It definitely keeps you humble to continue to work hard to get there. I believe it just shows all the hard work all of my brothers have had to get to this point and we’re just thankful and blessed for that.

“I moved around in our defensive backfield. I played field, I played boundary. That just shows how versatile I am. I enjoyed playing at Virginia Tech. I definitely consider myself a physical player.”

Panthers’ level of interest: If the Panthers go cornerback at No. 28, Fuller should be the highest guy remaining on the board. He showed 4.40-40 speed Tuesday at the combine, the type of speed that may solidify his spot in the first round. His consistent play at Virginia Tech is appealing, but there’s no guarantee the Panthers pick up a defensive back in the first round. Gettleman wants to keep the team’s strengths strong, and that doesn’t include the secondary, which he has proven he can piece together with short-term contracts and in undrafted free agency.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on February 25, 2014 at 10:58 AM | Permalink


possible Pats pick in round one.

Posted by: 14 morningside ave | Mar 10, 2014 2:26:13 PM

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