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Recovering Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller poised to continue family's NFL run

Virginia Tech's Kendall Fuller is not going to participate in the on-field workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine, but he estimated that he is 90 percent recovered from both wrist and knee surgery.
Virginia Tech's Kendall Fuller is not going to participate in the on-field workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine, but he estimated that he is 90 percent recovered from both wrist and knee surgery. (Gerry Broome / Associated Press)

Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller, who played high school football at Good Counsel, was on track to be a high first-round pick before his final season with the Hokies ended prematurely after he got microfracture surgery on his knee. He's not going to participate in the on-field workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine, but he estimated that he is 90 percent recovered from both wrist and knee surgery.

"I'm doing pretty much everything," Fuller said Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium. "I'm doing a lot of drills. I'm doing cutting, planting, things like that, still just working on getting that power back."

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Alabama cornerback Cyrus Jones is a Baltimore native who would love to play for his hometown team.

Fuller is poised to continue his family's remarkable NFL run. Vincent Fuller is a former NFL defensive back for the Tennessee Titans. Corey Fuller is a wide receiver for the Detroit Lions and Kyle Fuller is a defensive back for the Chicago Bears.

Asked who was the best Fuller brother, Kendall smiled broadly and said, "Kendall Fuller is. I think all of us do little things right. We all work hard, we're all competitors. We all carry ourselves right on the field and off the field. I can say that I'm the best but I can't saywhy, just because I respect all their games just as much as mine. But I'd definitely say that I'm the best."

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Sean Davis played both safety and cornerback during his time at Maryland, versatility that he hopes will solidify his standing as a second-day draft pick.

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Notre Dame wide receiver Will Fuller, a potential Ravens' second-round target, ran a blistering 4.32 40-yard dash Saturday. … The NFL salary cap has been set at just over $155 million, a $12 million increase from last season. That would leave the franchise tag figures for kickers at $4.572 million. The Ravens informed Justin Tucker's agent on Friday that they will franchise the former Pro Bowl kicker. … Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland said that he spoke to former college teammate and current Raven C.J. Mosley to prepare for the combine. … At 5-foot-10 and 194 pounds, Oklahoma wide receiver Sterling Shepard, a potential second-day draft pick, patterns his game after Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. "Steve Smith's definitely a guy I look up to and that I've been watching since I was a little kid," Shepard said. "Just looking at the way he attacks the game every week and every practice. You have to have that play-big mentality. We're not big in stature, size or anything, so you have to have that mentality and that heart." … Southern California running back Tre Madden said this week that he met with Ravens running back coach Thomas Hammock. Madden is a former teammate and close friend of current Ravens running back, Buck Allen.

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