Photo of Kyle Fuller
Drafted By: Texans

Combine Results

Grade
5.19 ?
  • 5.24 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 26.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 96.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.71 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.84 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Houston takes a flier on a local kid and he'll have a chance to compete for a backend roster spot in camp. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'5" Height
  • 34 1/8" Arm Length
  • 307LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

Fuller was a rock in the middle of the Bears' offensive line. He started his final 39 games in the pivot, going from honorable mention All-Big 12 honors in 2014 to second-team all-conference in 2015 and first-team notice as a senior. Even in his redshirt freshman season of 2013, Fuller lined up on the offensive line in nine of his 13 games played.

Analysis

Strengths

Excellent size and length for the position. Arms over 34 inches long. Has frame to counter big nose guards. Snaps and immediately broadens base in pass pro. Uses efficient path to punch with hands, shooting straight to target with desired placement. Can stalemate and neutralize interior rushers with combination of length and anchor. Has hips to create some initial pop at impact. Good strength in hands.

Weaknesses

Below-average athletic ability. Combination blocks are a struggle. Stays glued to secure block and allows linebacker to cross his face before making contact on the climb. Below-average movement skills hidden by Baylor offense. Takes poor angles on second level and has poor redirect skills in space. Needs guard help to generate push. Often strikes from unbalanced platform, causing contact imbalance. Hands and feet not synched.

Draft Projection

Round 6-7

Sources Tell Us

"Other than his size, it's hard for me to find strengths. But when you look around the league at center play, size matters and it plays." -- Regional scout for NFC team

Bottom Line

Below-average athleticism and body control hinder his effectiveness, but he has the physical traits that teams will likely look to mold. Has enough anchor that he can neutralize at the point of attack, but he probably won't be much of a block winner in the future. He won't fit in schemes that require plus athleticism from the center, but it's conceivable he could become an eventual starter based on his attributes.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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