2015 Detroit Lions Roster Analysis: Wide Receivers

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No. 10 Corey Fuller

Age: 24

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 200

College: Virginia Tech

Looking back to 2014 – Corey Fuller showed a fair amount of improvement in 2014. When general manager Martin Mayhew drafted Fuller in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, he knew that the young receiver was a little wet behind the ears.

Fuller was a converted track star and didn’t have a lot of football experience, but Mayhew liked his size (6-2) and obviously his speed, and thought he could be a player who could stretch the field. We seen flashes of that in 2014, possibly even enough to make Fuller the favorite in the No. 3 wide receiver race in 2015.

He ended the year with 14 receptions for 212 yards and a touchdown and averaged 15.1 yards per catch as Johnson’s backup and an extra receiver in multi-receiver sets.

Looking ahead to 2015 – Fuller started his NFL career on the Detroit Lions practice squad, and has continued to hone his craft under the guidance of Calvin Johnson. If he is able to continue developing his skills, there is no reason to think he can’t be the Lions No. 3 wideout this season.

He has the size, speed and length; route running seems to be his biggest weakness.

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