Aaron Fuller

WR, Washington

  • Conf Pac-12 - North
  • Jersey #2
  • Class Senior
  • HT 5'10"
  • DOB --
  • WT 187 lbs
ANALYST'S REPORTS

Crabbs

Harris

    Route Running - Crisp! Jitterbug movement skills allow him to snap off route stems with suddenness. His issues defeating press coverage will water down his releases and throw off the timing of his routes. Likely regulated to slot role to protect physical corners from manhandling him inside 5-yards.

    Hands - He'll drive you nuts here. He makes impossible catches but then will drop two routine ones on the next possession. He needs to get more consistent here and find the handle on the football — must be more disciplined to see the football all the way in. 

    Contested Catch Ability - Isn't going to be very effective here, as defenders will be able to dislodge him from his elevation to the ball. His concentration will make you wonder, though — has made some acrobatic catches along the way that give you hope for better consistency. 

    RAC Ability - He'll get pulled down entirely too easy by a free arm or hand, but if you bust coverage on him or if he finds soft space in zone, he's got the wiggle to stress an isolated tackler and the long speed to really make you pay. 

    Football IQ - He's fairly developed in the nuances of running routes. Has been asked with running a diverse tree as well. Contributions extend to the kick game as well, giving him added value as a potential specialist if receiving limitations are prominent at NFL level. 

    Vertical Receiving - He's got some juice and does have the ability and potency to stack defenders in vertical releases if he's granted a free release or room to work laterally. Ball tracking skills show good adjusted pace and stride in order to greet the football and position himself for a catch. 

    COD Skills - He's slippery, has necessary quickness to slide at the snap and work free and away from leverage. Shows good foot speed to gear down and redirect and has necessary reach laterally to drive through softer angles with pace and burst. 

    Speed - Functional play speed is good and he's got necessary burst and long speed in the open field to create breakaway runs. Plenty of short area quickness, too — he isn't just a long strider that needs a runway to get up to top speed. 

    Competitive Toughness - Isn't where you'd like him to be. There's too many instances of defenders completely knocking him off the tracks in jam coverage. He's not a viable blocker in the D-gap either, he lacks the hand pop and core/leg strength to set a framed block and hold ground. 

    Blocking Ability - Don't count on getting a lot of positive reps here. He's lean framed and doesn't have the power in his hands to really jolt and disrupt on the edge. Long-armed cornerbacks will stack and discard him with ease before proceeding to the ball. 

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    Best Trait - COD Skills

    Worst Trait - Hands

    Best Film - Eastern Washington (2019)

    Worst Film - California (2019)

    Red Flags - None

    Summary - Aaron Fuller projects as a depth receiver at the NFL who will need to excel on special teams to find a secure home on a 53-man roster. Fuller, for his physical gifts, lacks the physicality to hold up sufficiently on the boundary and the toughness and concentration skills to hold up as a lot receiver working over the MOF as a slot receiver. Fuller's drop issues are maddening and must be improved upon if he's going to give himself a chance to carve out a niche role at the next level. 

    Updated: 12/30/2019