A Will Fuller scouting report with a Minnesota Vikings focus.
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Will Fuller | WR, Notre Dame
Height – 6’0″
Weight – 186 lbs.
Age – 21 yrs.
At First Glance
Second-team AP All-American
1st – 2nd Round
Homerun-type playmaking ability
Can vertically stretch the defense
Has proven he can track down the long ball and adjust in the air
Can make an impact lining up both outside and in the slot
Leaves Notre Dame as one of its all-time leading receivers
Can separate himself from defenders at any point in a route
Opposing defenders give him plenty of cushion in fear of getting burnt, allowing him to make easy receptions underneath
Too many dropped balls
Lean frame that allows him to get knocked off his route easily by more physical defenders
Won’t be able to get tough yards after the catch
Good, not great blocker
Needs to clean-up his route running
NFL Player Comparison:
DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins
The Vikings Slant
Vikings fit? Maybe.
He wouldn’t be my top pick when it comes to first round receivers, but if there is a run on wide receivers before the Vikings select at 23, Fuller might be their only option to get a potential first round talent. Like Stefon Diggs, Fuller is looked at as a deep threat receiver who can take the top off a defense. Though his drops and small frame will scare some teams away, he has the intangibles to put up some big numbers early in his career. For Minnesota to pull the trigger on Fuller they will need to be comfortable with some of the bigger possession receivers already on the roster as he will not fill that role. While it would be a slight surprise for the Vikings to take another speedster, especially in the first round, it all comes down to how desperate Minnesota really is to fill the need at wide receiver early in the NFL Draft.