Marcus Gilchrest scouting report

Marcus Gilchrist CB Clemson
Ht: 5’10″

Wt: 195

Experience at free safety and cornerback. Decent speed. Experienced returning kicks. Does a nice job playing the run. Reliable tackler. A hard hitter; forced three fumbles in 2009.
Lacks elite ball skills; just one career interceptions. Does not always look fluid in coverage; inconsistent fundamentals. May be better suited to play safety in the NFL.
Gilchrist will be one of the more popular mid-round prospects in the draft due to his versatility, but it doesn’t mean he has much upside. He lacks the speed and fluid athleticism to be a starting cornerback and he lacks the size and ball skills to be a quality free safety. He’s a ‘tweener and may not fit at either position.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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