Unlike the series of sprints, triple jumps and long jumps he once competed in as a track and field athlete, Virginia Tech wide receiver Corey Fuller's path to the NFL hasn't been a direct one.
After running track at the University of Kansas for two years, the Woodlawn graduate and former indoor track Nike All-American transferred to Virginia Tech.
"Track gave me my scholarship to Kansas, but I've always liked playing receiver," Fuller said. "There's a lot of great receivers here. I'm just trying to do my best to prove to everyone that I can compete with the best of them.
"I'm a tall receiver. I do like going across the middle. I enjoy blocking and I want to play special teams. I think that will help my stock a lot."
The 6-foot-2, 197-pounder caught 43 passes for 815 yards and six touchdowns last season, plaing in the East-West Shrine all-star game where he met with the Ravens.
Fuller, the younger brother of NFL safety Vincent Fuller, also said he's scheduled to meet with the Ravens on Friday night here at the NFL scouting combine.
Fuller said he's learned a lot from former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Antonio Freeman, a fellow Baltimore native who's been mentoring him.
"Antonio has been helping me with the field work," Fuller said. "He's been giving me more confidence every day."
Fuller doesn't run until Sunday, but said he's been training with West Virginia standout Tavon Austin (Dunbar) with speed coach Tom Shaw in Orlando, Fla. and has been clocked in the 40-yard dash in 4.35 seconds.
Fuller said he's heard he'll be drafted anywhere from the third round to the fifth round.
When asked what kind of feedback he's been getting from teams, Fuller replied: "I came into the season and made a name for myself, stretching the field vertically, catching the ball, breaking up the field and getting yards after the catch. I'm not just a vertical, stretch-the-field kind of guy, that I can run across the middle that I come out of my break on 3rd-and-6 and catch a curl route."
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