With their first round draft pick the Chicago Bears selected Kyle Fuller from Virginia Tech. This will help make their defense younger at a position that will be in need next season. With Charles Tillman getting older the Bears needed a player ready to step up in case of injuries.
While Fuller is NFL ready right now, it will definitely serve him well to play with Pro Bowl starters Tim Jennings and Tillman. The Bears face off against two Pro Bowl-caliber quarterbacks with great receivers four times a year in the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions. The need for another young and talented corner back was too great to pass up.
At 6-foot and 190 pounds, Fuller has good size to compete with the big receivers in the NFC North. That size also brings a willingness to help on run support, a skill that the Bears desperately need from every player on the field. Though he missed four games last season due to a sports hernia, Fuller still racked up 10 pass deflections and two interceptions for the Hokies.
The Bears surrendered over 233 passing yards per game last season. Part of that problem was due to a lack of a pass rush, that issue has been resolved with the signings of Lamarr Houston and Jared Allen. Now by bringing in Fuller the Bears have solidified another weak spot on their defense. If they can find a safety in the second round this team could easily be considered Super Bowl contenders.
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