Sitting at 14 spot, the Chicago Bears selected Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller to help their depleted secondary. Fuller was rated as either the second or third cornerback (and also even first), on NFL expert draft boards.
Chicago added Jared Allen to help improve their pass rush for this upcoming season. They had needs at the cornerback spot and were looking for another player to line up alongside Tim Jennings. With aging Charles Tillman re-signing on a one-year deal this offseason, it was clear that the Bears would look to address the position in this draft. Fuller has been rising over recent weeks and months after a stellar combine performance in Indianapolis. Fuller’s versatility makes him such an interesting prospect having played corner along with safety and linebacker (yes). He’s been an All-ACC performer the past three seasons and with his range and aggressiveness, he’ll be a nice fit in man or zone coverage.
Chicago selected a very good player at this spot in a division with top-tier receivers. The other player Bears could’ve selected was Alabama safety HaSean Clinton-Dix, but corner was more pressing. Another player to add to the list was Darqueze Dennard from Michigan State. Fuller could be an instant starter next season for the Bears which means Packers quarter Aaron Rodgers will have a new guy to pick on next year. If Fuller proves to be a problem, it’ll be fun to see how things pan out in the future between the two.
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