Photo of Tashaun Gipson
Grade
51.2 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 5'11" Height
  • 209LBS. Weight

Overview

Gipson is an active player for Wyoming who has been extremely productive. He started every game of his collegiate career, switching from cornerback to safety for the final eight games of his senior season. He has fourth-round value based on his ability to play safety and cover well in nickel packages.

Analysis

Strengths

Gipson is a good cover safety after spending so much time at corner throughout his career. He excels in his backpedal, turning his hips and covering receivers. Corner play has definitely helped him in passing situations. Though he is a developing tackler at safety, he is effective. He is fast and athletic for the safety position.

Weaknesses

Gipson is still developing at safety and hasn't had much high-level experience there. He is a corner first who actually projects to safety because of his size, but he can struggle lining up at safety and bringing the hat in run support. He needs time to develop at the position and could be better served as a nickel corner early on.
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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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