Garrett Gilbert, QB

School: Southern Methodist  |  Conference: AAC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Austin, TX
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 221 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Player Overview

Gilbert comes from a football family, as his father Gale once played in five consecutive Super Bowl. A five-star recruit when he arrived at Texas, Garrett Gilbert struggled with the Longhorns and eventually transferred to play under June Jones at SMU.

Despite missing the final five games of his senior season with a knee injury, Gilbert finished fourth in the country in passing yards per game.

Gilbert was overlooked for a combine invitation, but made a late run up many teams' draft boards following an impressive pro day workout in which he displayed good accuracy and athleticism to go with his excellent size for the position.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Gilbert looks the part with a tall, well-built frame, staying durable over his career and showing he can take hits and bounce back on his feet. He has matured over the years and displays leadership traits on and off the field.

Gilbert is a confident player and isn't afraid to take chances with a short memory to move on quickly after mistakes. He has good-enough arm strength to make all the throws with good set-up and throwing motion. Gilbert has an understanding of touch and does a nice job changing up his fastball when the occasion calls for it.

He has faced adversity after failing as a top recruit at Texas, but revitalized his career at SMU under the tutelage of June Jones.

WEAKNESSES: Gilbert is streaky as a decision-maker and will hesitate at times working through his progressions. While improved, his mental approach is still a question mark and his processing speed isn't ideal. Gilbert's deep accuracy isn't where it needs to be and he benefited from a number of short throws in SMU's pass happy offense.

His footwork needs tweaked, lacking the ideal mobility or foot speed to consistently reset after defenders move him from his spot. Gilbert struggles to recognize pressures pre-snap and needs to improve his reads. He struggled to live up to the pressure at Texas and there are concerns about his ability to digest and implement complicated playbooks.

--Dane Brugler

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