Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller had a positive medical recheck on his injured right knee, according to a tweet from Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. Fuller is expected to be ready for training camp if not minicamp, and will remain intriguing for teams like the Ravens, who are looking for cornerback help.
Fuller is among many cornerbacks the Ravens could take at No. 36 (second round). That group also includes Eli Apple of Ohio St., Mackensie Alexander of Clemson, William Jackson III of Houston, Artie Burns of Miami, Cyrus Jones of Alabama, Xavien Howard of Baylor, and Will Redmond of Mississippi St.
With Lardarius Webb moving from cornerback to safety, the starting corner job opposite Jimmy Smith is wide open. Shareece Wright or Kyle Arrington could win the job, but there is room for a rookie to join the rotation as a nickel corner, even if he is not good enough to start.
Top cornerbacks don’t stay on the draft board long. If the Ravens don’t take Jalen Ramsey of Florida St. or Vernon Hargreaves of Florida in Round 1, there is a strong chance they will take a corner in Round 2.
“I think you’re going to see a run on corners probably between 25 and 40, right in there,” said Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta. “We might see five guys get picked right in that range.”
Fuller is a Baltimore area native who played high school football at Good Counsel, and will be the fourth Fuller brother to reach the NFL. Vincent Fuller played seven seasons as a defensive back for the Lions and Titans; Corey plays wide receiver for the Lions; and Kyle is a cornerback with the Bears.
If Kyle Fuller lands with the Ravens, his family will have a short trip to see him play.