Clyde Gates   # WR

Height: 6-0   Weight: 197   Age: 29

Born: 6/13/1986 Vernon , TX

College: Abilene Christian

Experience: 4th season

High School: Vernon HS [TX]









Draft 2011

Pick No.111

Selected By: Miami Dolphins

Round: 4

Pick (Overall): 14 (111)

Pick Analysis: 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.