Will Fuller, WR Notre Dame

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Will Fuller, WR Notre Dame

Post by RAIDERRED » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:39 pm

HT WT HANDS ARMS WING SPAN 40 TIME
6'0 186 8 1/4 30 3/4 -- 4.32
*2016 Draft Connection Note
Harry Hiestand, OL Coach Notre Dame, was on Dooley's Staff at Tennessee.
Same reason we have Zach Martin which is probably not a well known fact.
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Fuller brings game breaking speed to the table and defenses are always cognizant of where he is lined up. Usually you will see a safety over the top making sure if Fuller beats the corner another defender will be there to help. This type of respect opens up opportunities for his teammates underneath or over the middle.
Fuller has what NFL teams currently covet the most, and that’s speed and big-play potential. With his athleticism and his penchant to come up big in clutch moments, Fuller has become a prospect whose stock is rising among NFL teams.
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"He's a humble kid," notes Brown. "He's a very intelligent kid. He talks about a lot of things other than football. He's interested in a lot of things other than football. But he wants to be the greatest to put on pads, so I'm going to help him get there."

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Re: Will Fuller, WR Notre Dame

Post by RAIDERRED » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:48 am

There is no more important trick in today's NFL than the ability to make any play into 7 points. Defenses are getting better and better at making sure you can drive 12 plays down the field on them, so the pendulum always swings back to the guys who represent "instant offense".

This can make itself evident in a number of ways, but the easiest is just the simple idea of a weapon who "takes the top off the defense" and can run the "Go" all the way to the house. You just have to throw it as far as you can and he is so athletic and explosive that you cannot overthrow him. If you get it out there, he will go and get it. Well, there is no player in this draft that has done that repeatedly at the major college level than Will Fuller from Notre Dame. Fuller, another true junior, is blazing fast and no matter how far off your coverage is and no matter how fast you think your cornerback is (as USC's Adoree Jackson showed us) he can run right past him and off into the open field.
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Re: Will Fuller, WR Notre Dame

Post by RAIDERRED » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:52 pm

A dynamic deep threat, Fuller has speed to separate and take the top off the defense. But his drops are frustrating and his reliability as a hands-catcher is not a strength to his game. Ideally for the wide receiver position, scouts want to see at least 9 1/2-inch hands, but Fuller's mitts will probably measure closer to 8 1/2-inches.
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Re: Will Fuller, WR Notre Dame

Post by RAIDERRED » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:51 am

Strong Points –

Has outstanding deep speed. Good route runner who gets in and out of cuts very quickly. Run after the catch skills. Very productive with big play ability.

Weak Points –

Hands! Has over 20 drops the last two seasons. Has a number of double catches and body catches. Seldom “snatches the ball”. Lacks strength and can be re-routed. Has trouble getting off jam. Small hands.

Summation –

Fuller has as much if not more big play potential as any player in the draft. He has rare play speed and once he is in the open field he’s gone. That said, he has small hands and seldom snatches the ball. Has a high number of drops and often body catches or double catches passes. He can have some trouble with jams and getting off of press coverage by physical corners. He is a good route runner and can uncover versus zone and man. Could go as high as the second round but has to catch the ball better if he wants to see the field.
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Re: Will Fuller, WR Notre Dame

Post by RAIDERRED » Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:38 am

Steve Palazzolo ‏@PFF_Steve 1 minute ago
Also hearing Will Fuller evaluations all over the place. WR all about finding valuable skillsets, he certainly has that going for him
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Re: Will Fuller, WR Notre Dame

Post by RAIDERRED » Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:14 am

On a day where we saw a lot of slow 40-yard dash times, Notre Dame’s Will Fuller was the big talking point, running a 4.32 and wowing everyone watching. The problem for Fuller has never been his speed though, with his struggles catching the football a much bigger issue. Fuller dropped 21 of the 159 catchable passes thrown his way over the past two seasons and as much as he can flat out fly, if he drops passes with that regularity in the NFL, he’s going to struggle to stick around. That being said, the impressive straight line speed should see him get over-drafted, so the 40-yard dash time is huge for his draft stock.
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Re: Will Fuller, WR Notre Dame

Post by 34yearsnow » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:17 am

Fuller (6-0, 186) was clearly the most explosive wide receiver at the combine. His official 40 time was 4.35 seconds, and he tied for the fastest 10-yard split of 1.52 seconds. The biggest knock on Fuller is dropped passes, but in the field drills, he did well at catching the ball and didn't have a single drop. Fuller didn't have any drops in the gauntlet, which is the toughest test on the hands, and had some nice receptions on vertical throws. For Fuller, it was mission accomplished at the combine as he confirmed that he is a late first-round to early second-round pick.
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Re: Will Fuller, WR Notre Dame

Post by RAIDERRED » Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:24 am

There are two problems with Fuller, the first being the fact that he dropped 21 of the 159 catchable passes thrown his way between 2014 and 2015. The second is that many see him as a one-trick pony who can only really have success as a speedster on go routes. The thing is, he’s pretty good at that one trick, and his 4.32 40-yard dash time backs up the fact that he is one of the few receivers in this draft class who can burn defensive backs downfield. He led the nation in deep-ball catch rate, pulling in 17-of-29 targets thrown 20 or more yards downfield, including 10 touchdowns.
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"He's a humble kid," notes Brown. "He's a very intelligent kid. He talks about a lot of things other than football. He's interested in a lot of things other than football. But he wants to be the greatest to put on pads, so I'm going to help him get there."

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