10th Pick: CB Stephon Gilmore (#8 CB, #59 Overall)
Measureables: 6004, 190 lbs., 9 ¼” Hand, 31” Arm, 73 ½” Wingspan
Combine Numbers: 15 Reps, 1.47 10, 2.40 20, 4.38 40, 36” Vertical, 10’03” Broad, 3.94 SS, 11.55 60, 6.64 3 Cone
2011-46 Tackles, 3 TFL, 4 INT, 1 FF, 7 PBU, 3 QBH, 1 Block
Career-181 Tackles, 15 TFL, 8 INT, 4 FF, 17 PBU, 5 QBH, 1 Block
Gilmore is one of the most athletic DB’s in this draft. He has great size and speed to go along with a knack for finding the ball and making a play. Gilmore has very loose hips that allow him to change directions seamlessly and transition from his back pedal to sprint quickly. He loses little to no speed in transition and is very tough to shake in coverage.
Gilmore is scheme versatile in that he can play both man and zone coverage and does a good job getting his hands into the WR and really forcing the WR out of his route. He does a good job tackling, and really attacks the screen pass with ferocity. He also can blitz off the edge.
The big issue with Gilmore is that he bites on fakes too much for our liking. We had Gilmore rated lower than some other CB’s because he gambles too much for us.
How He Fits:
Gilmore should immediate be penciled in as the starting CB on the outside. He has the size and speed to matchup with almost every NFL WR. He will be tested early and must show his ability to not bite on fakes as much as he did in college.