Edmond Gates Scouting Report

Edmond Gates

Height: 6’0
Weight: 189
College: Abilene-Christian
40 Time: 4.35
Class: Senior
Stock:
Projected: 2nd-3rd Round

Stats

2010 – 66 catches, 1182 yards, 17.9 avg, 13 TD’s
2009 – 49 catches, 702 yards, 14.3 avg, 5 TD’s
2008 – 31 catches, 716 yards, 23.1 avg, 8 TD’s
2007 – 12 catches, 285 yards, 23.8 avg, 1 TD

Overview:

Edmond Gates had a great Senior Bowl week where he really turned some heads. His speed is insane and he makes for a lethal deep threat when you combine his 4.3 speed with his ability to track the ball effortlessly over his shoulder. He is raw as a receiver, but he has a lot of tools to work with. He can make a significant impact in the NFL as a legitimate deep threat.

Scouting Report:

Positives

– Blazing fast
– Has the speed to outrun almost any corner
– Dangerous with the ball in his hands
– Terrific burst
– Able to track the ball nicely
– Presents a serious deep threat due to speed and tracking ability
– Shows the ability to pluck the ball outside of his frame
– Nice body control
– Capable of going up and battling for jump balls
– Explosive play maker
– Has experience returning kicks
– Showed he can play with the big boys at the Senior Bowl

Negatives

– Hands are inconsistent
– Has to show more concentration
– Really thin and lanky
– Will not be the type of guy to make catches in traffic
– Raw as a receiver
– Hasn’t really faced the jam much at the DII level
– Rounds off his routes but has the burst and smoothness to excel
– Doesn’t have a lot of football experience
– Needs to do a better job of protecting the ball in the open field

Skills:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Speed: 5.0
Hands: 3.0
After Catch: 4.0
Body Control: 3.0
Range: 4.0
Pro Potential: 3.5

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