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 combine, but he estimated that he is 90 percent recovered from both wrist and knee surgery.
Former Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller grew up chasing his two older brothers around the football field and track, engaging in a constant competition for bragging rights at Woodlawn High near the family home.
Now, Kyle Fuller is in the midst of a busy travel schedule that a league source said includes official visits with the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets and Denver Broncos. He also has private workout with the Colts and Carolina Panthers.l
As the NFL scouting combine kicks off today at Lucas Oil Stadium, the home of the Indianapolis Colts, several draft prospects with local ties have been invited to audition for coaches, scouts and executives.
Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller is regarded as a first-round talent and a lock to be drafted during the first round provided that he runs the 40-yard dash in the 4.4-second range, according to NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock.
Two Fullers, senior Kyle and freshman Kendall, play defensive back for Virginia Tech (7-3, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), which hosts Maryland (5-4, 1-4 ACC) on Saturday. The Terps, who have lost three straight games, need one victory to become bowl eligible.
Corey Fuller had 43 catches for 815 yards and led the Hokies with six touchdowns in his only year as a starter last season. Despite his lack of experience, he is expected to be a fourth- or fifth-round pick in the NFL draft, which begins Thursday at Radio City Music Hall in New York.