Kendall Fuller’s high football IQ eases his transition to the NFL

Posted at 12:22 AM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 00:22:24-04

Richmond, Va. - Kendall Fuller is learning every day in camp, but quickly. The former Virginia Tech cornerback was a projected first-round draft pick. After an untimely knee surgery, his stock plummeted to the third-round. "I was always grinding in the background, just making sure that I was progressing so that's a blessing," Fuller told News 3 Sports.

He comes from a long lineage of NFL products. He's one of four brothers who play or have played in the NFL. "Any time you can get a guy who understands football, and not just the position he plays, they can be real valuable to your team," DeAngelo Hall said during Monday afternoon's press conference.

His transition has been smooth, taking snaps with the first team in the nickel, and working on special teams as well. His demeanor is quiet and soft-spoken, but he's really just being a sponge. "Seeing them compete, seeing what they see in the film room, what they think," are some of the things Fuller is taking notes on when he's in camp.

He might be the new kid on the block, but he's been a mentor while being mentored. "He just taught me to make sure I know the game, make sure I know what's coming, when it's coming, that's one of the biggest things I carry from him, he's a very smart player," Virginia Tech cornerback Greg Stroman told News 3 Sports.

With more opportunities arising, Kendall is making all the right friends, at the right times. "He's not making any errors at all, he's playing with great technique," Hall says.