Colby Gossett

Appalachian St.
G

Prospect Info

College
Appalachian St.
Hometown
Class
Cumming, GA
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 5"
311 lbs
33 7/8”
Hands
10 7/8”

Prospect Grade

5.49
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
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2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Minnesota
Vikings
Round 6 ‧ Pick 39
40 Yard Dash
5.2
Seconds
 
Bench Press
32
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
25.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
103.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.6
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.83
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Seconds
 
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Versatile and strong, Gossett is one of the top prospects from App State on NFL scouts' radar. The first-team All-Sun Belt pick in 2017 led the Mountaineers to a strong 9-4 season, starting all 13 games at right guard. As a junior, he was also a first-team All-Conference pick after standing up well against Tennessee and Miami, as well as conference foes, starting 11 games at right guard and two at right tackle. Gossett was a reliable member of the line as a sophomore, starting the first seven games at right guard and the final six at right tackle. He was scheduled to start in 2014, but a preseason injury forced him to sit out the first four games of the year; he played in eight games, starting seven, at right guard that season. As a two-star recruit from Cumming, Georgia, Gossett redshirted in 2013.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 4-5
Overview
Gossett had trouble sustaining blocks against talented competition from Georgia and is unlikely to be ready to face off against NFL competitors. Gossett's NFL-ready frame will appeal to power teams who may look to stash him on a practice squad early on while they work on his technique to unleash more power at the point of attack.
Strengths
  • Started in 46 straight contests
  • Possesses NFL-ready frame with thick calves and a broad waist
  • Comes of the ball with adequate quickness
  • Has mass and strength to create some movement and secure his down blocks
  • Able to sit down and play with enough anchor against bull-rushing defensive tackles
Weaknesses
  • Hitch in his punch allows defenders to land first
  • Plays with wide hands
  • Feet are heavy
  • Will lean laterally to make up for sluggish mirror and can be knocked off-balance
  • Plays with leg tightness on the move
  • Lumbers in space and will struggle to connect consistently on second level and as pull blocker
  • Unable to keep blocks centered after contact

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GRADE
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