Photo of Marcus Gilchrist
Grade
6.25 ?
  • 4.51 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 26 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 38.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 119.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.81 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.12 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.19 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 5'10" Height
  • 31 3/8" Arm Length
  • 195LBS. Weight
  • 8 1/2" Hands

Overview

Gilchrist is an experience, durable defensive back with good intangibles who could potentially become a starter at corner in a zone-based scheme or make a move to free safety. Either way, will provide a defensive coordinator with depth at multiple spots and some scheme-versatility. Has experience as a kick returner. Real productive defensive back against the run but needs to do a better job handing more physical blockers. Can line up in a variety of places in the secondary and is comfortable playing zone but isn't going to lockdown a No. 1 wide receiver or stick with a play-making slot. Mid-round prospect.

Analysis

Strengths

Gilchrist a great combination of size and speed that the NFL is looking for in a corner. Is an extremely durable, reliable performer who has received praise from his coaches for his work habits and smarts. Reacts quickly to running plays and will mix it up. Does a good job making up ground in zone coverage.

Weaknesses

Does not turn poorly thrown balls into interceptions. Angular, high-cut frame and battles some hip stiffness coming out of his pedal. Displays difficultly mirroring quicker receivers and slots in man coverage. Can be out-muscled by bigger blockers when coming up in run support.
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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.
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