TSV Scouting Department

Kyle Fuller

Report Prepared By John Harris

Breakdown:

#17
Class: Senior
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 193 lbs.
School: Virginia Tech
Bio:
  • One of four Fullers to play at Virginia Tech for Frank Beamer (Vincent, Corey and Kendall)
  • Second-team All-American (2013)
  • First-team All-ACC (2013)
  • Honorable mention All-ACC (2012)
  • Second-team All-ACC (2011)
  • 2013 stats:  24 tackles, two INT and 10 Passes Broken Up (truly only seven games)

**Starting w/Duke, in and out of lineup, limited - surgery on Nov. 19, hasn’t played since

**Scouting report prepared by former Jet/Texan Marcus Coleman

Senior Bowl Notes

  • Fuller accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl in Mobile, but injuries will keep him from attending

Pros

  • Has very good size for an NFL corner at 6’0 194 pounds.
  • Uses his length well in coverage and playing the ball.
  • Has good speed able to run with receivers on deep routes.
  • Shows good closing speed when breaking on routes.
  • Good athlete with good leaping ability.
  • Fluid hips with good change of direction.
  • Smooth Pedal, good in transition and explosive in/out of breaks.
  • Good read and recognition skills, reacts quickly in man and zone coverage. Good awareness with solid instincts and anticipation.
  • Patient at the LOS in press coverage, and has the ability to use his length to reroute receivers.
  • Very good ball skills, locates the ball quickly.
  • Does a good job attacking the ball and has good hands.
  • Solid tackler does a decent job of wrapping up and getting off blocks in the run game.
  • Good versatility with ability to play corner, slot, and safety.
  • Very good special teams player with punt blocking ability.

Cons

  • Needs to stay square and be more physical at the LOS in press coverage.
  • Doesn’t always use his hands and length.
  • Does not consistently use his pedal. Shuffles a lot and gets caught flat footed which gets him in trouble on deep routes and double moves.
  • Sometimes casual, relying more on ability than technique.
  • Durability, dealt with numerous injuries his junior and senior season.

Film Room

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0:57 Stays on top of the route. As the receiver breaks underneath, he makes a fluid speed turn, closes to the receiver, locates the ball and makes the play.

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0:44 Reads the quick throw, drives and makes a solid open field tackle.

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1:49 Fuller has inside leverage but he’s cocked so his hips are locked. When the receiver breaks inside he has to readjust in order to open and drive on the route. By the time he opens the receiver has already pivoted out to make the catch. Aligning square allows his hips to stay open and he only has to shuffle laterally to cover the route.

4:45 Does a good job reading the play and not getting caught in the backfield action. Excellent job undercutting the route to make the INT.

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2:58 Here Fuller is in trouble from the start. He’s aligned inside at 5 yards, (no man’s land) shuffles instead of using his pedal. Fuller quickly loses his cushion and sinks inside creating more separation. On the inside stick Fuller is flat footed and the receiver is behind him. He makes a great play due to an underthrown ball, but is called for interference. If the throw is better it’s a touchdown.

Report

It feels like Virginia Tech never runs out of Fullers and Kyle may be the best of the bunch.  Well, at least, until his younger brother true freshman Kendall is ready to join the NFL in a few years.
 
Kyle was in the process of following up a strong 2012 junior campaign with an even better 2013 senior year.  But, in November, Fuller was injured and didn't play the rest of the season. 
 
Fuller competes like no other.  He's ultra-aggressive and was vulnerable to double moves because he wasn't scared to take a chance on a slant or quick out, only for it to turn into a sluggo or out and up.  Now, that didn't happen often as Fuller has adequate recovery speed. 
 
Fuller has all the tools to be a solid corner in the NFL. With his size and cover skills he can be a major contributor early in nickel/dime situations. He has the ability to play the slot and safety in certain situations. His durability will be the major issue for teams.