Photo of Stephon Gilmore
Drafted By: Bills
  • Round 1
  • Pick 10
  • Overall 10

Combine Results

Grade
87.2 ?
  • 4.40 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 15 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 123.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.61 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 3.94 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.15 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Mayock's take: "This is one of my favorite players in the draft, my eighth-ranked player of my top 100. This is a kid that is going to step in Day 1. They've got to play Tom Brady and the Patriots twice a year. You can't get enough good cover guys in this division."

  • 6'0" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 190LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Gilmore is a dynamic athlete who made a lot of plays at corner for South Carolina. He has the skill set to move to safety but is talented enough to challenge for a starting role at the corner position as a rookie. He makes big plays and was one of the SEC's finest athletes.

Analysis

Strengths

Gilmore has impressive footwork for his size, which he uses well in a shuffle-shuffle-bail technique at the line of scrimmage. Although this isn't considered the most efficient technique, Gilmore makes it work, allowing him to use his huge frame to mirror and cut off receivers early in their routes. He is a natural cover man who can jam at the line and stay with a receiver in his hip and use his strength and length to make plays on the ball and finish plays.

Weaknesses

Gilmore loses a lot of his fluidity when working in zone or off-man, and his eyes slow his feet in that he doesn't diagnose routes as quickly and will get his feet stuck in the ground prior to breaking. Gilmore was able to rely on size, strength and athleticism to cover in college, but he will be exposed by the technically sound veteran receivers in the league. He will struggle when forced to work within specific schemes that don't allow him to play freely.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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