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Detroit Lions 2013 NFL Draft: Lions Select Corey Fuller


The Lions have had troubles finding a big receiver to compliment Calvin Johnson: Corey Fuller gives them that. At 6-foot-2 204 lbs., and running a 4.43 forty-yard dash, he certainly fits the bill. He plays well in the air above defenders, and has the straight line speed to beat  defenders over the top.

Bleacher Reports Sigmund Bloom weighed in on Corey Fuller.

Fuller has legitimate deep-separation speed and exceptional ball tracking skills to reel in the big catch. He has smooth hips, and Fuller is a fluid athlete with precise routes and a knack for getting inside of his man when he is working the middle of the field. His hands are reliable, and Fuller seems to have a high football IQ for a player with limited big-time college football experience.

Fuller originally enrolled at the University of Kansas for two years and was a member of the Jayhawks track and field team, according  to the Hokies team website. There he competed as a sprinter, triple jumper and long jumper. In 2010, he transferred to Virginia Tech, and didn’t play that entire season. Last year, he had 43 receptions for 815 yards and six touchdowns.

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