Virginia Tech junior cornerback Kendall Fuller will forgo his senior season and enter the 2016 NFL Draft, according to a report from Inside the League’s President, Neil Stratton.
Va Tech CB Kendall Fuller, a junior, will declare for the 2016 draft. He has signed w/an agent and is rehabbing w/@EXOSfootball in Pensacola
— Neil Stratton (@InsideTheLeague) December 15, 2015
Fuller (6-foot, 200 lbs.), the younger sibling of current Chicago Bears corner Kyle (who also played at Virginia Tech), is considered one of the NCAA’s best players at his position. In 29 career games with the Hokies, he recorded 119 tackles (8.0 for loss), 3.5 sacks, eight interceptions, 25 pass deflections, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
He only appeared in three games this season due to a torn meniscus suffered in a Week 3 win against Purdue.
“In pass coverage, Fuller has quick feet and agility. He is able to run with receivers and prevent separation,” writes Charlie Campbell of Walter Football. “Fuller runs the route with speed receivers while showing the ability to battle with big wideouts. He high-points the football well and never seems to panic when the ball is coming his direction. The junior has won a lot of 50-50 passes with his superb ball skills to smack away completions.
“Fuller also is solid in run defense,” he continued. “He isn’t afraid to take on ball-carriers and stick his shoulder into a back. It wouldn’t be surprising if his listed measurements are an exaggeration, so building to a playing weight close to 200 pounds would be good for the next level.”
According to CBS Sports, Fuller is considered the No. 6 corner available, and projects him to taken somewhere in the second round.