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Kendall Fuller is a defensive back who can play with a ton of versatility, which he demonstrated for the Chiefs last season when he lined up all over their secondary during their Super Bowl run.

According to Fuller, though, having that ability has caused some to question just how effective of a player he is. One of his best strengths is actually leading outsiders to see a weakness he believes isn't really there, he told JP Finlay and the Redskins Talk podcast.

While Fuller can contribute at outside corner and safety, he's most often employed as a slot defender. He understands Ron Rivera and Jack Del Rio will likely ask him to play there a lot in Washington, but the 25-year-old wouldn't mind getting more reps out near the sidelines, too, to further prove himself.

"It's like as soon as you move inside to the nickel, some people put limitations on you," Fuller said. "They doubt you. They tell you you can't do something when you really just haven't had the opportunity to do it yet. That's one thing I haven't really had the opportunity to do since I've been in the league."

Fuller was clear: He's not shying away from being an all-around DB, but he also wouldn't shy away from taking on receivers out on the numbers more in addition to in on the hash marks.

"You hear the people saying, 'Oh, he can't really play outside,' and it makes you want to get out there," he said. "While at the same time, I show my versatility."

 

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Fortunately for Fuller, he's coming back to a version of the Burgundy and Gold that features a coaching staff he really respects. In addition to Rivera and Del Rio, Fuller is optimistic about working with new secondary coach Chris Harris, who overlapped with one of Fuller's brothers for a year in Chicago.

Together, those three guys will have to devise a plan for the team's most expensive free agent addition and ensure they get the most out of his expansive skill set, and Fuller trusts that they will. He surely would enjoy a chance to "shut people up" by starring out near the boundary, but his end goal is much simpler.

"Honestly, I just want to be in a position to go out there, have fun and make plays," he said.

To see more of Fuller's interview, check out NBC Sports Washington's new show, Mock Draft Mondays, which debuts on April 6 at 6 p.m.

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