Go Joe Bruin continues to profile potential NFL Draft selectees as we look at Devin Fuller of UCLA Football.
2016 NFL Draft Profile: Devin Fuller #7 – UCLA
Good size for a slot receiver and performed very well at his pro day running a blazing 4.3 forty. Good hands. Has the size to play inside or outside and was used on end arounds and bubble screens to maximize his athletic ability.
Offers tons in the return game. Can throw the ball and threw a touchdown pass to quarterback Brett Hundley in 2013 against Utah. A versatile, Swiss army knife type player.
The Improvements Needed
Does not play to his timed speed and never quite showed the speed that was on his high school film leading me to wonder if he was thinking too much while playing at UCLA. Missed a number of games in 2015 with head and leg injuries.
Thin frame and may not survive the pounding at the next level. Hands are good but not great. Still needs to refine his route tree and wasn’t asked to run a full route tree at UCLA. Despite having a better overall passer in 2015, his numbers dipped.
40-4.39 (UCLA pro day)
Vert- 36” (UCLA pro day)
Broad Jump- 10’ 4” (UCLA pro day)
Started 7 games as a senior catching 24 passes for 259 yards and three scores. Averaged 24.2 yard per kickoff return and 11.75 yards per punt return.
NFL Draft Projections
Walterfootball.com- Round 7 Selection #228, Denver Broncos
Fuller is the kind of player you want on your team when you look at him on paper. He has solid size, great speed and can be a special teams contributor. However his game film leaves a lot to be desired especially when it comes to production. He can be polished and perhaps he will shine much brighter in the NFL like aStefon Diggs
Final Grade: 7th round or UDFA