Photo of Edmond Gates
Grade
6.57 ?
  • 4.37 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 16 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 40.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 131.0 INCH
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 30 3/4" Arm Length
  • 192LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

Gates is a developmental prospect with big-play ability who has some makeup concerns but could become a valuable backup receiver and returner with time and more coaching. However, he's currently very unrefined as a route-runner, lacks some bulk (but is tough), and needs to improve his overall football IQ. At this time, can turn a short pass into an explosive play, but route-running deficiencies and his ability to track the deep ball limit his ability as a vertical threat. Needs to get stronger to beat press coverage and become a better blocker. Gates could sneak into the end of Day 2.

Analysis

Strengths

Gates has NFL deep speed coupled with average height. Explodes off the line. Excels at taking the short pass and turning it into a big play. Is explosive and elusive in the open field. Flashes the ability to pluck and snatch and make the tough catch. Willing to go over the middle.

Weaknesses

Thin build. Very raw and lacks football experience. Route-running needs a lot of polish. Susceptible to press coverage. Will drop the catchable pass on occasion. Lacks awareness against zone coverage. Blocking needs work. Was kicked off his junior college basketball team before enrolling at Abilene Christian and switching to football. Set to be a 25-year-old rookie.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.