Could the Detroit Lions wind up employing two Fuller brothers?

Wide receiver Corey Fuller already plays for the Detroit Lions after being drafted in the sixth round last year out of Virginia Tech. Now, his younger brother, Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller, is visiting the Lions today, according to a league source.

The Lions hold the 10th overall pick and select again 13 picks into the second round.

A second-team Walter Camp All-American selection and a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference pick, Fuller is projected anywhere from the middle of the first round to, at the latest, early in the second round. The Mount St. Joseph graduate is ranked behind Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard and Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert by most draft analysts.

Fuller boosted his draft stock during a strong NFL scouting combine in February where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.49 seconds with a  38.5-inch vertical leap, a 10-8 broad jump and bench pressed 225 pounds a dozen times.

Fuller's predraft visit schedule includes the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets and Denver Broncos. He has private workouts with the Colts and Carolina Panthers.

"I would love to go in the first round, that's definitely something I've set a goal for," Fuller told The Baltimore Sun last month. "I'm excited about how everything is going. I just want to continue to be successful. I'm staying focused and working hard. It means a lot to be able to do this and to have my family share the experience with me.

"I'm very competitive, especially with my brothers. That's helped me to get to where I am now. We always want to be better than the next guy, no matter how fast we are or how many plays we make. All the way back to when I was eight years old, we always loved football, going in the backyard and always wanting to play."

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