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Mike Gillislee, RB

School: Florida  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Deland, FL
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 208 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
146114-5

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.482.531.5715 30 1/29'11"4.407.12
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Naturally elusive runner with good lateral agility and acceleration to turn a small crease into positive yardage. Has a quick burst to and through the hole when it is there and enough speed to pull away when he breaks into the open field. While not a true grinder, Gillislee doesn't shy from contact and spins often as tacklers arrive, rarely giving defenders a clean shot on him and slipping ahead for positive yardage. Improved receiver, showing good hand-eye coordination and soft hands. A bit slight for pass protection but gives good effort when facing up or cutting defenders.

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.

--Rob Rang

Player Overview

Gillislee signed with the Gators as a highly regarded prep prospect, but until his senior season had only flashed an NFL-caliber skill-set, recording a total of 920 yards and 10 touchdowns on 145 carries in three seasons as he struggled to find playing time with Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps ahead of him on the depth chart.

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.

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03/13/2013 - 2013 Florida Pro Day: Running back Mike Gillislee and free safety Josh Evans both elected to run the 40-yard dash as well. Both had run at the combine with Gillislee coming in at 4.55 seconds and Evans at 4.58. Neither was able to significantly better their times Tuesday. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

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