Draft Rewind 2012 – Stephon Gilmore – Buffalo Bills

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about STEPHON GILMORE: South Carolina, 6004 190 4.40. Three-year starter who is a big cover corner with outstanding athletic ability. Smooth footwork to get into position in man to man coverage and keeps it. Can turn and run with speed receivers on vertical routes. Flexible. Hard to shake. Has natural instincts and reactions. Fluid motion and loose hips. Plays with confidence and poise. Sticky in man coverage. Plays square on the receiver. Played more zone than man to man. Majored in off zone coverage. Good football intelligence and excellent recognition of pass/run. Instinctive. Disciplined and dependable. Knows his responsibilities. Plays off blocker on run support. Drives suddenly on the ball in front of him. Flashes a burst as a weakside blitz defender. Productive when called on to stunt. Aggressive hitter who doesn’t shy away. Closed crossfield and ran down Florida’s speedy Chris Rainey from behind. Can be a first year starter with little developmental time. Will contribute on special teams’ coverage. He also was used as a Wildcat back taking the direct snap. 2011 stats: 46 tackles, 7 PBU, 4 INTs, 1 FF, 1 FR. BTR:left 4.46, right 4.66. OSR:2/35. First round. (A-31, H-9 1/4, VJ-36, SS-3.94).

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