Corey Fuller is the brother of current Hokie Kyle Fuller and former Hokie and NFL player Vincent Fuller. In high school, Corey lettered two seasons in football as the quarterback for Leonard Hart at Woodlawn High, but was much more heralded as a track star. Fuller was a Nike indoor track All-American as a senior, after he helped his team win first team all-state indoor and outdoor track honors as a senior.
Fuller originally enrolled at the University of Kansas for two years and was a member of the Jayhawks’ track and field team, where he competed as a sprinter, triple jumper and long jumper. In 2010, he transferred to Virginia Tech, and didn’t play the entire season. The following year, he only had two catches for 19 yards, after playing only 57 snaps on the year. In his final year, Fuller emerged as a much bigger threat. He played in all 13 games, and logged eight starts. He caught 43 passes for 815 yards and six touchdowns.
Fuller is quite fast and can run away from defensive backs. Explosive out of his cuts, which aids him in getting separation. Fluid hips and good flexibility, which allows him to make smooth transitions up the field. Impressive in changing directions, can make people miss.
Doesn't explode off the line, and takes a few strides to get up to full speed. Still raw in his technique, deliberate in his routes. Needs to do a better job of being more physical in his routes with his hands, and needs to prove he can handle the press. Also needs to prove he can track the football and come away with the contested catch. Lacks pop as a blocker, will get pushed backwards.
While still raw to the game from an overall technique perspective, Fuller is a gifted athlete. He's very fast, has good flexibility, and is explosive out of his cuts, which makes him a weapon as a receiver. He'll need to improve his blocking and clean up his game at the next level, but his athletic ability will likely get him selected in the middle to late rounds of the draft.
Future Hall of Famer
A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.