2014 NFL Draft Picks By Team: Bears
Fuller is the third of four brothers who will play in the NFL. Although he missed most of the second half of the 2013 season, he has demonstrated more than enough skill to have a shot as a Day 1 option.
Fuller is a very heady and aware player. Doesn't fear contact and embraces playing almost anywhere on the field. Has some experience playing a hybrid safety/linebacker position in Virginia Tech's offense. Good height, although a bit thin. Excellent instincts and feel for the game. Excellent awareness in zone and can close quickly on the pass. Gives up too much of a cushion. Not aggressive enough in coverage.
Below-average when in press-man coverages. Needs to disrupt the receiver more with hand-checking off the snap. Very durable until his senior year. Too often tries to bait QBs into throws with slack coverage. Lacks the ideal fluidity to cover the slot. Good leaping and long frame. More explosive than given credit for. Follows in a long line of excellent Virginia Tech defensive backs coached by Torrian Gray.
Fuller projects as a late first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.... [Read More
Ferguson has seen his stock drop considerably in recent months. Concerns about his pass-rushing limitations may restrict his playing time.
Ferguson is at his best when he can occupy space and hold ground. By occupying lanes, he disrupts the game. Could be a little more consistent with his pad level and not bending at the waist. Needs to stay low with better knee bend. Average strength. Really big hands.
Inadequate burst off the line. Decent feel for the snap. Average lateral quickness. Doesn't really have any good pass-rush moves. Depends on bull-rush and crashing the pocket with limited effectiveness. Needs a lot of coaching up to clean up false steps and wasted energy in this department.
Doesn't properly utilize his size. Needs to play big and lean on guys. Above-average motor. Good awareness on when to disengage. Takes good angles against the run. Decent endurance late in games.
Ferguson projects as a fourth round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.... [Read More
After a dominating 2012 season in which he compiled 13 sacks and 23.5 tackles for loss, Sutton's draft stock appears to be on a decline. He added some weight in 2013 and appeared to lose some of his quickness and burst. Sutton has gone from potential first rounder to Day 3 prospect or somewhere in between.
Good athlete for his size. Will likely need to keep his playing weight around 290 lbs. A touch undersized for the position. Up and down effort. At his best when he can shoot the gap and gain quick penetration. Tackles well in open space and puts his weight into ball-carriers. Average strength. Needs to maintain better pad leverage against larger blockers.
Bulked up in his senior year and production fell off a cliff. Lost weight through the scouting process and looked smoother athletically. Likely limited to under tackle (or the three technique) in a 4-3 defensive front. Doesn't have the girth or lower body power to reliably play DE in a 3-4 front at this time.
Sutton projects as a late third to fourth round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft.... [Read More
Although he lacks ideal straight line speed, Carey excels in lateral agility and a wonderful ability to make defenders miss in tight quarters. His numbers were slightly inflated in Arizona's run-oriented scheme; however, that doesn't change the fact that he reliably carried the ball like a workhorse.
Will need to play in a zone-blocking scheme for optimal transition to the NFL. Average power and average speed, but does play a little bigger than his size at times. Good stiff arm use. One move and burst. Plants his foot and get north-south. Slightly above-average vision. Can change direction without losing much speed. The problem there is that there isn't a lot of speed to begin with. Lacks a second gear and will likely be caught from behind when he breaks off a long run.
Good receiver out of the backfield. Can his body to the ball. Very good hands. Crisp route runner and uses shiftiness well to out-hustle safeties and linebackers in the flats. Needs a little help with pass protection techniques and vision. Off-the-field and maturity issues.
Carey projects as a late third to early fourth round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft.
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