Given the pace with which they have struck agreements with draft picks, it shouldn’t be a surprise the Bears are the first club to reach a deal with a first-round selection.
Cornerback Kyle Fuller, the No. 14 overall pick in last week’s draft, has agreed to a four-year contract, the Bears said on Wednesday afternoon. As with all first-round contracts, the Bears will have an option to add a fifth year to the deal after Fuller completes his third season with the club.
Fuller (6-0, 190) is likely to see regular playing time in the Chicago secondary as a rookie. While the Bears have two experienced starting cornerbacks (Charles Tillman, Tim Jennings), Fuller should be a big part of Chicago’s nickel and dime defenses, and it’s quite possible he could push for a role in the base defense, too.
The second cornerback selected in Round One, Fuller broke up 28 passes and intercepted six passes in four seasons at Virginia Tech (2010-2013).
The Bears have announced deals with seven-of-eight draft picks. Defensive tackle Will Sutton, a third-round selection from Arizona, is the lone draft choice without an announced agreement.