Gabe Marks-WR-Washington State
Size: 6’0 190lbs

Gabe Marks

What you need to know: Gabe Marks set the Pac-12 record for most career receptions in his senior year, also finishing second in conference history with 37 touchdown catches and seventh with 3,453 receiving yards. While not the biggest receiver at six feet, 190 pounds, Marks may be the hardest-working.

Strengths:

  • Natural hands
  • Quick
  • Solid route running
  • Productive (Pac-12 all-time leader in receptions)

Analysis: Looking at Gabe Marks off the football field you would questions if he is even an athlete, but as soon as he puts the pads on you are a believer. Marks gets into routes with good forward lean and decent acceleration. Creates movement in defenders with his routes and leverages himself into open throwing windows. Shows very good body control when ball is in the air. Works aggressively back to the throw and scrambles with his quarterback to open up. Natural hands catch most everything. Plucks it with good extension. Excellent footwork near the boundary. Has short-area foot quickness to create separation as well as elude tacklers in tight quarters. Has some suddenness in and out of his breaks.

Weaknesses:

  • Dominated by more physical corners
  • Doesn’t possess breakaway speed
  • Tendency to play small

Analysis: Gabe Marks is considered a small receiver and he plays that way, which ultimately affects his draft stock. He can be physically dominated by size. At times will struggle to find a quality release against press. Lacks route strength and can be too easily re-routed. Below average vertical push into his routes and top speed is non-threatening. Plays finesse football and plays small. Needs to get better at stacking cornerbacks once he gets the jump on them.

NFL Comparison: Eli Rogers

Draft Projection: Round 6-7

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