This draft was one like no other. Many players went too early while others went too late.
Virginia Tech football players Corey Fuller and Vinston Painter were selected in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Fuller, a receiver, went to the Detroit Lions, who selected him 171 overall. Fuller was the second member of his family to get drafted. His older brother Vinnie went in the fourth round of the 2005 draft to the Tennessee Titans.
Fuller played in 13 games this past season and caught 43 passes for 814 yards and six touchdowns according to HokieSports.
Painter, an offensive tackle, went to the Denver Broncos, who selected him 173 overall. He started all 13 games at right tackle this season for Tech according to HokieSports.
Logan Thomas was supposed to be the Hokies Top Prospect this spring for the NFL draft, but a down year resulted in him returning to the Hokies for his senior season.
Taking Thomas’s spot as the top prospect from Virginia Tech this year is wide receiver Corey Fuller who is projected to go in the top five rounds and is ranked the 21st best receiver in the draft.
Another draft hopeful Marcus Davis is also a wide receiver from Tech projected to be drafted in the 6th round.
Vinston Painter, offensive tackle, has flashed his skills in the NFL combine and has come out of nowhere to now be drafted as high as in the third round according to cbssports.com.
Draft hopeful offensive tackle Nick Becton, is hoping he will hear his name called this upcoming weekend in the later rounds of the draft. It has become clear that if he doesn’t get drafted he will be picked up through free agency.
Whether or not these players get drafted, they will be picked up through free agency and they will compete for a roster spot in 2013.