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Cincinnati Bengals Draft Spotlight: Will Fuller

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November 28, 2015; Stanford, CA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Will Fuller catches a pass and runs for a touchdown ahead of Stanford Cardinal cornerback Terrence Alexander (11) during the first half at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
November 28, 2015; Stanford, CA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Will Fuller catches a pass and runs for a touchdown ahead of Stanford Cardinal cornerback Terrence Alexander (11) during the first half at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
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In the crazy week that has been free agency, the Cincinnati Bengals have supplied the NFL with many in the top 100 list of available free agents. Naturally, this has created a void in some spots, and none bigger than at wide receiver. With the top free agent wide receivers already signed, including the likes of Mohamed Sanu (Atlanta) and Marvin Jones (Detroit), the Bengals need to look at drafting a top wide receiver.

Another issue the Bengals have is draft status. After winning the AFC North for the 3rd time since 2009, the Cincinnati Bengals are drafting near the back of the pack. Theoretically, this is a problem, but this is nothing new for Duke Tobin and company. In fact, the Bengals haven’t had a top 10 pick, since AJ Green went 4th overall in the 2011 draft. Even so, there is still plenty of talent remaining at the 24th spot in the draft.

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One potential pick sitting at twenty-four is Will Fuller, wide receiver from Notre Dame. Fuller, a 6’1” junior, helped wake up the echoes of a struggling Irish offense in 2015. After the Irish lost quarterback Malik Zaire early in the season, it was up to players like Fuller to step up, and he did. Fuller averaged just south of 100 yards per game in 2015, amassing 14 touchdowns and 1,258 yards. Not too bad for a guy playing with backup quarterback and red-shirt freshman DeShone Kizer.

Fuller also has big play ability. Everyone who is anyone when it comes to player evaluations gets excited when talking about Will Fuller and big play potential. He is a deep threat for sure, with just over 27% of his catches this last season going over 25 yards.

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  • Fuller is in a position to learn with Cincinnati, and a position to start immediately. The Bengals are very limited at wide receiver, with names like Mario Alford, James Wright, Jake Kumerow and Brandon Tate backing up AJ Green, the 2nd wide receiver spot is up for grabs.

    If history has taught us anything, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is at his best when he has multiple weapons to throw the ball to. With Green, Bernard, and of course Eifert already on the roster, a guy like Will Fuller would certainly complement the other talent on this offense, and sure up the 2nd WR position for years to come.

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