Monday, April 3, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Kyle Fuller

Kyle Fuller, Baylor
6-5, 307
Fuller was a four year player in the Baylor system, including a redshirt season in 2013. He earned honorable mention as a RS freshman in 2014, second team All-Big 12 as a sophomore, and first team All-Big 12 as a senior. He played in 39 straight games at Center, and was considered to be the leader on the line for the Bears offense.
The Good
He has the bulk and length that you look for in a Center. He also has the requisite arms length to play inside.
Solid getting into pass protection off of the snap, and can take on blocks from point of snap with ease.
Has a solid anchor, and displays top shelf hand work.
The Bad
Not an exceptional athlete. Plays stiff and shows limited flexibility.
Not quick, and is a point of impact only blocker.
Scheme/system guy who will need work understanding an NFL offense.
Is not very flexible in space, and lacks solid body control.
His technique is all over the place, and nothing about him seems put together when isolated on film.
Final Overview
Fuller is a total scheme guy who had his deficiencies hidden in the Baylor offense. He will get no such cover ups in the NFL. He is a guy who was a rock in the middle of the line for Baylor, and while he does have some point of contact skills, he seems to be very rough around the edges for a guy with so much starting experience, leading me to believe that he has never had solid coaching. He has some technique issues that can be fixed with coaching, but he just is not very athletic, and you cannot be coached out of that.

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