With Rainey and Demps heading off to the NFL, Gillislee eclipsed his previous career totals in a breakout senior campaign (1,152 yards, 10 touchdowns) in which he earned First Team All-SEC accolades from both the conference's coaches and media. Given the opportunity to be Florida's full-time starter for the first time in his career, Gillislee developed into a much more consistent all-around prospect as a senior, improving not only as a runner but as a receiver (16 catches for 145 yards, TD) and pass blocker, as well.
Talent evaluators are hopeful that the emerging talent's best football is still ahead of him as he still has some wrinkles to iron out in his game.
WEAKNESSES: Doesn't look (or play) as stout as his listed frame would suggest. Dances too long at the line of scrimmage when the holes isn't obvious and too often is looking for the cutback and big gainer rather than burying his head into the back of his linemen and driving for the tough yards. Upright runner who struggles to break free of tackles, showing little in terms of leg drive. Doesn't switch the ball over to his outside arm as he breaks the outside.
COMPARES TO: Taiwan Jones, RB, Oakland Raiders -- While not possessing Jones' electric speed, Gillislee does offer a similar slim build, quick lateral agility and vision for the cutback as the Raiders' big-play threat.