By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun
8:56 PM EDT, April 22, 2014
Former Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller has accepted an invitation to attend the NFL draft in New York City at Radio City Music Hall, the NFL announced.
The Mount St. Joseph graduate is a projected first-round draft pick.
He has visits this week with the Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, Denver Broncos, St. Louis Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Fuller has also visited the Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals and the Oakland Raiders. He has had private workouts with the Colts and Carolina Panthers.
Fuller was a second-team Walter Camp All-American selection and a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference player last year.
He's generally graded as the third-ranked cornerback behind Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard and Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert.
During the NFL scouting combine, Fuller ran the 40-yard dash in 4.49 seconds. He had a 38.5-inch vertical leap, a 10-8 broad jump and bench pressed 225 pounds a dozen times.
Fuller is primed to join his older brothers, Corey Fuller (Detroit Lions wide receiver) and Vincent Fuller (retired Tennessee Titans safety) as the third sibling to be drafted into the NFL.
Corey Fuller was drafted in the sixth round by the Lions last year, and Vincent Fuller Jr. was drafted by the Titans in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL draft.
"This is Kyle's time," Vincent Fuller told The Baltimore Sun last month. "He's worked so hard for this moment and these opportunities. He deserves everything that's coming his way. We can't wait to see who drafts him. Wherever he goes, you know that he's going to continue to be successful."