Height: 6-0 Weight: 197 Age: 30
Born: 6/13/1986 Vernon , TX
College: Abilene Christian
Selected By: Miami Dolphins
Pick (Overall): 14 (111)
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.