Shelton Gibson NFL Draft Profile
Shelton Gibson-WR-West Virginia
Size: 5’11 191lbs
- Deep play threat
- Ball skill/Hand-eye coordination (on deep routes)
- Can make impact on special teams
Analysis: Shelton Gibson is fast, and his deep play speed can set him apart from a lot of the other WR’s in this years draft. His 40-time (4.50) doesn’t blow you away, but his on-field speed is a different beast. He can create immediate separation over the top against cornerbacks who overestimate their acceleration. Saw 36 percent of his catches go for 25-plus yards over last two seasons. Ball skills and hand-eye coordination are substantially better down the field than on the short routes. Fear of his speed creates open, unchallenged throws underneath against spacious cushions. Athletic and not just a tight-hipped, straight line runner. Explosive leaper who can climb the ladder and extend way up over his head to snare the errant passes and bring them home. Has immediate gunner potential and can return kickoffs.
- Focus drops
- Struggles going over the middle
- Route tree
- Needs to work back to ball better
Analysis: On tape, Shelton Gibson struggles with focus drops. Going over the middle you might as well call a doctor, because Gibson has a severe case of alligator arms. He will need to learn to run more of the route tree and sharpen his skills as a route runner in general. Made a living on nine routes, posts, slants and curls. Gets to top gear quickly creating issues with excessive steps in his gear down into his breaks. Needs to do a better job of aggressively working back to the ball and scrambling with his quarterback into a catch-friendly area of the field.
NFL Comparison: DeSean Jackson
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