MICHAEL GALLUP

Colorado St.
WR

Prospect Info

College
Colorado St.
Hometown
Class
Monroe, GA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 1"
205 lbs
31 1/2”
Hands
9 1/4”

Prospect Grade

5.72
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.51
Seconds
 
Bench Press
10
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
36.0
INCHES
Broad Jump
122.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
6.95
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.37
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
11.84
Seconds
 
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Only the SAT could keep Gallup from joining a major conference school once he was finished dominating athletics in Monroe, Georgia. He was one of five adopted children (seven total) at home, but stood out around town as a winner of 16 letters (football, baseball, basketball, track). At Butler Community College, Gallup excelled as a freshman (780 yards, 11 touchdowns) but was limited to four games (9 receptions, 74 yards, touchdown) due to injury the following year. That injury cost him some Power Five school offers, but CSU was happy to sign him. The move paid off, as Gallup earned first-team All-Mountain West Conference accolades by catching 76 passes for a conference-high 1,272 yards and 14 scores, working cornerbacks on the sideline, speeding down seams, and going up for the ball with strong hands. He started 11 of 13 games played on the year, and finished the season with a six-catch, 108-yard, three-touchdown performance in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 2-3
NFL Comparison
Nelson Agholor
Overview
Natural athlete with good size who finds ways to get open through burst and athletic ability. Gallup has posted outstanding production during his two years in the Mountain West at Colorado State, but his level of play took a dip in his matchup against Alabama early in the season. Gallup is still a little raw, but is quickly fine-tuning his game and may have the ability to become a good WR2 in the league.
Strengths
  • Possesses good combination of height, weight, speed
  • Light-footed, bounding athlete
  • Sudden feet and quick hands are effective in ridding himself of press attempts
  • Drives off cornerback into an aggressive backpedal with hard vertical push up the field
  • Has 20-yard speed to climb over cornerbacks trying to squat on underneath stuff
  • Routes showed improved attention to detail this year
  • Can brake sharply to uncover on short routes or create separation from route stems and breaks on intermediates and posts
  • Very competitive after the catch
  • Has burst from a standstill
  • Offers unique open field instincts as a runner finding optimal space to run
  • Springy leaper who plucks it way out in front of his frame
  • Uses body control and timing to win contested catches downfield
  • Thrives on back shoulder throws
Weaknesses
  • Pigeon-toed in his set up and has to adjust front foot to come off the line
  • Still shows a little additional upfield drift on out-breaking routes at times
  • Needs to get his head around earlier for improved ball tracking down the field
  • Adjustments to poorly thrown balls is just average
  • Needs to actively scramble along with his quarterback when the pass play goes off schedule
  • Aware of lurking safeties in the middle of the field which causes a drop in focus
  • Will coast on some routes when he doesn't expect the ball
  • Confidence and/or focus seemed to wain in second half against Alabama secondary
  • Need to see more effort as run blocker
Sources Tell Us

"His production is a little better this year but I thought his tape was a lot better because he's learning how to really play the position. He has good size and he's going to run well. I think he will keep getting better." -- NFC South scout

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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