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Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Draft Visitor Virginia Tech Cornerback Kyle Fuller

May 2nd, 2014 at 10:33 PM
By Mark Mihalko

As the days continue to wind down until the start of the 2014 NFL Draft, smokescreens are popping up around every corner. Who will the Pittsburgh Steelers take? Right now, your guess is as good as ours.

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One player that will definitely garner some attention at number 15 is Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller. Arguably the top corner in this class, he plays with a physical edge and has the look of a difference maker in the secondary.

At 6-0, 190-pounds, Fuller has the athleticism and size to fit into the Steelers defense. An instinctive cornerback, he has experience both inside against the slot, outside and he has even seen time at safety. While he has the timed speed (4.40 40-yard dash), he is aggressive against the run and is not afraid of throwing his hat into the ring. A four-year starter, Fuller will have to receive a complete positive medical check to be considered at 15. With an almost overaggressive demeanor, a slight build, and a physical attitude, he has to prove that the injury concerns are unjustified.

Fuller has been a hot commodity heading into these final days before the draft and has solidified himself as a first round prospect. There is little doubt that he is one the Steelers RADAR at number 15. However, the bigger question would be whether or not he will still be available.

Pre-Draft Visitors/ Prospect Profiles

Cornerbacks (8)

Arizona cornerback Shaquille Richardson (Profile 3/28)

Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard (Profile 3/29)

TCU cornerback Jason Verrett (Profile 4/6)

Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby (Profile 4/10)

Rice cornerback Phillip Gaines (Profile 4/17)

Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert (Profile 2/15)

Duke cornerback Ross Cockrell (Profile 4/28)

Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller (Profile 5/2)

Wide Receivers (8)

Pittsburg State wide receiver John Brown (Profile 3/31)

Mississippi wide receiver Dante Moncrief (Profile 4/3)

South Carolina wide receiver Bruce Ellington (Profile 4/5)

Clemson wide receiver Martavis Bryant (Profile 4/7)

Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (Profile 2/5)

Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans (Profile 2/6)

Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson (Profile 2/16)

Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer (Profile 4/29)

Running Backs (2)

Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk (Profile 4/1)

Georgia Southern running back Jerick McKinnon (Profile 4/26)

Safety (3)

Louisville safety Calvin Pryor (Profile 4/8)

Minnesota safety Brock Vereen (Profile 4/8)

Washington State safety Deone Bucannon (Profile 4/13)

Linebackers (8)

Arizona State outside linebacker/defensive end Carl Bradford (Profile 4/12)

Boston College linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis (Profile 4/14)

UCLA linebacker Jordan Zumwalt (Profile 4/15)

Auburn outside linebacker/defensive end Dee Ford (Profile 2/16)

Texas outside linebacker/defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat (Profile 4/21)

Oregon State outside linebacker / defensive end Scott Crichton (Profile 4/23)

UCLA outside linebacker Anthony Barr (Profile 4/24)

Ohio State outside linebacker Ryan Shazier (Profile 4/24)

Defensive Linemen (4)

Minnesota defensive end Ra’Shede Hageman (Profile 4/19)

Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt (Profile 4/20)

Notre Dame nose tackle Louis Nix (Profile 2/7)

Wisconsin nose tackle Beau Allen (Profile 4/22)

Tight Ends (2)

North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron (Profile 2/9)

Massachusetts tight end Rob Blanchflower (Profile 4/26)


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