Corey Fuller, Marcus Davis and Vinston Painter are most likely to be the first Hokie off the board. I caught up with Davis and Fuller before the draft. Here’s how today’s story starts:
They played the same position at Virginia Tech, worked out at the same facility in Orlando leading up to the combine and have roughly the same projection in this weekend’s NFL Draft, expected to go sometime on Day 3.
So do former Hokies receivers Corey Fuller and Marcus Davis have a friendly competition going about who will hear his name announced first this weekend?
“Not really,” Davis said. “Because a team might like him better than they like me, so it’s really no competition. It’s just support.
“If he goes before me, all the props go to him. And likewise. I know he’ll probably say the same thing about me. I don’t even look at him as a friend; I look at him more as a brother.”
It’ll be a relatively low key weekend for Virginia Tech compared to previous years. It’s setting up to be only the second time since 2004 and the first time in four years that the Hokies won’t have a player taken in the draft’s first three rounds, an unusual class for a school that has had 50 players drafted since 2001, eighth-most nationally.