The Bears have selected their cover of the future with their 14th pick in the draft by selecting Kyle Fuller out of Virginia Tech. Fuller will get the opportunity to learn under Charles “Peanut” Tillman for a few seasons before he retires and that should give Fuller the opportunity to mold himself into an elite level corner.
Fuller has insane closing speed and excellent range that will help the Bears shut down receivers like Jordy Nelson, Corderelle Patterson and Calvin Johnson who are all division rivals. The Bears last season were ranked 15th in the league in pass defense, but with the addition of Fuller, they have the ability to crack the top-10.
Last season at Virginia Tech, Fuller only played in 3 games, but he still recorded 17 tackles and 2 interceptions. It will be interesting to see if Fuller can stay healthy because if he does, he has the potential to be one of the better covers in this league. Solid, smart pick for the Bears here at 14.