The Atlanta Falcons were widely rumored to be looking to add a wide receiver in free agency with speed and return ability. They brought in Mohamed Sanu to start across from Julio Jones, but still need a pass catcher and kick returner than can outrun defenders.
The team will likely address that need in the draft, starting with this UCLA prospect.
I'm told #UCLA WR/KR Devin Fuller worked out in front of multiple members of the #Falcons braintrust yesterday.— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 29, 2016
Braintrust suggests some big names from the front office were present, suggesting the team has some legitimate interest in the UCLA player. What do we know about Fuller? He was snubbed from the combine and did not produce particularly well in college. He looks to still be a raw prospect, but he has something desperately missing from the Atlanta offense.
Jim Mora said #UCLA WR Devin Fuller "blew it up today" at Pro Day clocking a 4.37 40 electronic.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) March 15, 2016
Fuller has been playing wide receiver for only a little more than three years after moving from quarterback, so the 6-foot, 194-pound pass catcher is still a bit of a project but provides some solid upside. Just last week he visited with the New England Patriots. He had under 260 receiving yards last season with a freshman quarterback, but the potential late-round pick would compete with Aldrick Robinson for a special teams role that can provide a deep threat on offense.