In another setback for the draft stock of Texas A&M WR Jeff Fuller, it appears a stress fracture in his foot that he suffered during the Senior Bowl will prevent him from running in the NFL Combine this week.
The good news is that it won't require surgery and he is expected to run during Texas A&M's Pro Day on March 29:
A&M WR Jeff Fuller has a stress fracture in his foot. No surgery required.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) February 24, 2012
Fuller, a 6'4 220 senior WR, came into the 2011 season one of the top WR's in the country, but a disappointing year that saw him post significantly lower statistics across the board has dropped his stock considerably.
In the latest batch of rankings from the National Football Post, Fuller is the No. 25 WR in the country:
Impression: A talented kid who looked like one of the draft's best receiver prospects as a junior, but his game has really fallen off as a senior. A lack of focus, dropped footballs and questionable separation skills will cause him to fall.
While there's little chance that a player with his size/speed ratio and history of production in the Big 12 won't get a chance in the NFL, Fuller's sub-par senior season undoubtedly cost him a significant amount of money, and his latest injury won't do anything to help matters.