The Philadelphia Eagles defense needed a lot of work and they knew it. Their front seven is solid, but their back end needed work. They have addressed that need by adding safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback Nolan Carroll, but they are still looking for improvements.
Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net reports that Eagles defensive coordinator was “all over” cornerback Kyle Fuller at Virginia Tech’s pro day.
Pauline says that Fuller stood out in position drills, as he caught everything thrown his way. Before he worked out, Bill Davis made sure to introduce Fuller to head coach Chip Kelly.
Fuller has good size, as he is 6-foot, 194 pounds. He has great instincts and is an above average run defender for a cornerback. Something that Chip Kelly will like about Fuller is that he can play special teams. Josh Norris of Rotoworld.com says that he would take Fuller over Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert.
Chip Kelly is a big believer in building his locker room with great people. At Virginia Tech, Fuller was known as a solid all around person and a vocal leader on the field.
Fuller is a straight ball player. Great eyes/instincts. Sells out in run support/special teams. Will make an immediate impact as a rookie.
— Kevin Weidl (@KevinW_ESPN) March 9, 2014
Earlier in the offseason, it appeared that Fuller would go in the second round. Since then, a lot of buzz has surrounded Fuller and it now appears that he will be a first round pick. He is definitely a player to keep an eye on when the Eagles pick at No. 22.
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