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NFL Draft 2014 Rumors: Eagles Love Kyle Fuller

According to a report, the Eagles have their eyes set on Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller. But will he make it to pick No. 22?

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The 2014 NFL draft is just only one day way which means rumors will just be intensifying as the event draws closer. Here's the latest Philadelphia Eagles draft rumor, courtesy of Jeff McLane.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport confirmed McLane's report and stated the Steelers (who are picking at No. 15) also like Fuller. McLane agreed with Rapoport's sentiment.

Why this makes sense

Cary Williams, Bradley Fletcher, and Nolan Carroll are all expected to compete for starting jobs on the outside in 2014. With that said, I'm not sure how much they are in the team's future plans. Williams could be a cap casualty after the season is over. Fletcher will be an unrestricted free agent. And Carroll will be on the last year of an inexpensive deal. The Eagles need a future answer on the outside with Brandon Boykin seemingly destined to remain as the NFL's best slot cornerback.

Fuller makes a lot of sense because he fits what the Eagles like out of their cornerbacks: tall, long, and physical. Not to mention that the Eagles haven't been shy about their interest in him. Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis reportedly introduced Fuller to Chip Kelly when they both attended Virginia Tech's pro day. Then there's this as well:

Why this doesn't make sense

For those who are fans of the "smoke screen", maybe this rumor is just a misdirection tactic. Maybe the Eagles really want a wide receiver, or just a different cornerback.



The Eagles have good reasons to like Fuller. This one seems to make sense. I'm just not so sure he'll be available when they're on the clock. Mike Mayock ranked Fuller as his number one corner in the draft last week. He also called Fuller one of his most favorite prospects from this draft class.

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