The Denver Broncos are slowly being connected to some of the top prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft, the most recent of which is probably the highest rated name to be connected to the team yet.
According to the Baltimore Sun, the Broncos will host Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller for a pre-draft visit.
Fuller is a definite first-round candidate. He is a good sized corner at 6’0″ 190 pounds and at the 2014 Scouting Combine ran a 4.49 in the 40 yard dash and posted 38.5-inch vertical jump.
Fuller’s emergence this offseason has vaulted him to the no. 3 spot on most draft boards at the cornerback position, behind Justin Gilbert and Darqueze Dennard.
At this point, it seems like a pipe dream for the Broncos to snag Fuller with the 31st overall pick, but they are obviously going to be prepared for everything.
Drafting Fuller would make a lot of sense, if he were to fall to 31. The Broncos don’t have many glaring needs after their free agent spending spree, and even with Aqib Talib, Chris Harris, and Kayvon Webster at the cornerback position, they could stand to upgrade their depth and look at some potential starters if Webster doesn’t work out, if Talib is a bust after one year, or if Harris leaves next offseason in free agency.
Fuller as a prospect is one of my favorite players in the draft. He has some injury history but is a physical corner with excellent production and an aggressive style of play that I really like for a cornerback. He’s also a very good athlete who can match up with any type of receiver.