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Kyle Fuller | Defensive Back

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/6/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
College: Virginia Tech
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Updating previous items, the Bears are using first-round pick Kyle Fuller at outside cornerback in sub-packages.
In "sub," Fuller enters outside opposite RCB Peanut Tillman, and LCB Tim Jennings kicks inside to cover the slot. Fuller was initially expected to play inside, but offers superior size to Jennings and can match up with bigger wideouts. The Bears look strong at cornerback. Safety remains a big concern with Chris Conte rehabbing, and Ryan Mundy and M.D. Jennings running as the starters. May 28 - 9:16 PM

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Bears signed No. 14 overall pick CB Kyle Fuller to a four-year contract.

Based on last year's No. 14 overall pick, the deal is worth somewhere around $9.605 million and includes a $5 million-plus signing bonus. The Bears will also hold a fifth-year club option for 2018. As a rookie, Fuller is expected to cover the slot initially, while Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings handle outside duties. Fuller could end up outside, supplanting Tillman, sooner rather than later. Fuller is going to play extensively right out of the chute.
May 14 - 5:08 PM

The Bears plan to use No. 14 overall pick Kyle Fuller as a "hybrid" defensive back, lining up in the slot initially.

Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings will remain Chicago's outside corners. NFL teams play 60-70 percent of their defensive snaps in sub-package formations, so Fuller will handle a ton of snaps even if he doesn't play in the "base" defense. It's also possible Fuller could play free safety on early downs, though that isn't confirmed. Either way, there are no playing-time concerns for Fuller.
May 9 - 2:13 PM

Bears selected Virginia Tech CB Kyle Fuller with the No. 14 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

The Bears entered draft week with defensive back as their biggest need. Fuller (5-foot-11 3/4, 190) was a first-team All-ACC pick by the conference's coaches as a senior despite missing four games with a sports hernia. Put simply, he commanded opponents' respect. A loose-hipped, fluid mover with experience at outside corner, slot, and even "whip" linebacker for the Hokies, Fuller is an NFL-ready defender with plus size, excellent speed (4.49), and lower-body explosion (10-foot-8 broad jump). He's an aggressive tackler and fun to watch on tape. The Bears will throw Fuller into their oft-used nickel package immediately. He should overtake Peanut Tillman before the 2014 season is up.
May 8 - 9:41 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Steelers "like" Virginia Tech CB Kyle Fuller.

Ideally, the Steelers would really like to get a big weapon for Ben Roethlisberger. Mike Evans isn't going to fall to No. 15, but Eric Ebron could be in the mix. If the Steelers don't go offense, cornerback is a huge need. Pittsburgh needs to force Ike Taylor out of the starting lineup. Fuller could go as high as No. 8 to the Vikings. He's NFL Network's Mike Mayock's top corner.
May 8 - 6:17 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer keeps hearing that the Eagles "love" Virginia Tech CB Kyle Fuller.

Fuller's stock has been rising sharply since the Combine, where he checked out medically off sports hernia surgery and displayed surprisingly strong athleticism (4.49 forty, 38.5-inch vertical). Many fans will want the Eagles to take a wide receiver in the first round, but they're thin behind middling starters Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher at outside corner. If the versatile, strong-tackling Fuller makes it to No. 22, he'd be hard to pass up.
May 7 - 9:57 AM

NFL Network's Mike Mayock considers Virginia Tech's Kyle Fuller the 2014 draft's top cornerback.

"One of my favorite players," Mayock said. "Can play on, off, he can play man or zone. You know what you're getting. He has it in his DNA. Fuller is my No. 1, first- round corner." A pro-ready, complete corner with versatility, Fuller has been one of the draft's biggest risers since the Combine. Mayock lists the Eagles as a fit for Fuller at No. 22 overall.
May 3 - 9:41 PM