Photo of Laurence Gibson
Drafted By: Cowboys

Combine Results

Grade
5.1 ?
  • 5.04 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 24 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 113.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.72 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.56 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

The Cowboys add another body to compete for their offensive line depth with this pick. Gibson was inconsistent in college but has the tools coaches like to develop. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'6" Height
  • 35 1/8" Arm Length
  • 305LBS. Weight
  • 10 3/8" Hands

Analysis

Strengths

Plays with good lateral quickness when asked to zone block. Has enough foot quickness to race to and battle for the edge in run game. Added more than 20 pounds before the 2014 season, and showed improved play strength on tape. Highly intelligent with ability to process and recognize. Does adequate job of rolling hips at contact to create leverage. Manages to seal the edge against pass rushers at the last moment and will push rushers around the arc.

Weaknesses

Plays with sloppy hand placement in run and pass. Lacks power to snatch and sustain blocks with consistency. Ducks head into contact, losing sight of target. Plays with some knee stiffness. Struggles to gain much ground with overly tight kick slide and finds himself behind too often. Lacks desired power in lower half as a run blocker. Too excitable and struggles to maintain body composure in space. Still lacks core strength, despite adding weight.

Draft Projection

Round 6 or 7

Sources Tell Us

"Really uneven college tape. He'll look like an NFL starter in one half of a game and then and undrafted free agent in the next. He's athletic, but hard to tell if he's strong enough to play in the league." - AFC offensive line coach

Bottom Line

Strange combination of lateral quickness and noticeable stiffness in lower half in pass sets and in space. Gibson has the movement skills of a zone tackle, but NFL teams might look right past him on draft day if he doesn't add more functional core strength.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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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