The Detroit Lions make their fifth pick in the 2013 NFL Draft…
Who: Corey Fuller
What: Wide Receiver
Where: Virginia Tech
When: Round 6, Pick 3 (171 Overall, From Ravens through Seahawks)
Why: With Titus Young’s release from the team and Ryan Broyles and Nate Burleson returning from significant leg injuries, the Lions receiving corps is very questionable heading into the start of the season. Most of the receivers the Lions have drafted in recent years and have been completely burned. The List starts with Charles Rogers, Roy Williams, and Mike Williams, who were all drafted inside the top 10 picks in the first round and finishes with the ultimate knuckle head in Titus Young who has likely ran his mouth right out of the NFL.
Instead of selecting a wide receiver in the early rounds the Lions chose to address other needs. Still, they’ve picked up another talented receiver with excellent measurables, 6’2, 204 lbs, 4.43, and a 31.5 inch vertical jump. Fuller has great explosion out of his cuts and fluid hip movement, the only real issues with his game is he’s a project. Not a very good route runner, not a very good blocker, and he hasn’t shown much ability to win jump balls and tack the ball in the air. With that said, make no mistake there is a lot of talent there and he could develop into a very good pro.