Watch Video ---- Gibson was third in the SEC in receiving yards per game with just under 67 per outing, earning him All-SEC First Team honors from the coaches and All-SEC honorable mention from the AP...With 2,884 yards Gibson places second on Georgia's all- time yardage list and is seventh in the SEC, while his 161 catches is third- highest in Bulldog history...As a freshman Gibson wasted little time in making a name for himself as he established a school record for 100-yard receiving games with five in 2001...Named to the Freshman All-America second team by some media outlets and was an All-SEC Freshman Team choice by league coaches as well after he led the team in receiving yards with 772 and was second with 33 receptions...Gibson has a nose for the ball and a lanky frame that allows him to cut through defenses, but he does have a tough time muscling up with more physical defenders.
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 196 40: 4.62 Year: 4Sr
Bio: Three-year starter who saw limited
action with the first team as a freshman. All-
Conference selection last year after posting
49/801/7. Has ten 100-yard career receiving
games to his credit.
Positives: Fluid pass catcher
with excellent size/speed numbers. Solid route
runner who is sharp into breaks and stays low
on exit. Extends to snatch the ball from the air,
quickly transitions to running after the catch
and displays a burst of speed. Easily adjusts
to the errant throw or gets down to scoop up
the low pass. Deceptively fast and runs to the
deep ball. Tracks the pass in the air, runs well
laterally and shields opponents away with his
frame. Nicely times receptions getting vertical
to high point the ball. Possesses soft, sure
Negatives: Does not win out in battles like
he should or hears footsteps then gathers
into receptions. More built-up speed than
sudden explosion. Loses focus, concentration
and as a result drops a lot of catchable
Analysis: An athletic prospect with
an abundant amount of natural ability, Gibson
shows flashes of dominance on the field, yet
has been spotty with his dedication to football.
Possesses first-round skill and the ability to
develop into a number one receiver at the next
level, yet must motivate himself and prove that
he is willing to pay the price.
Steelers Draft WR Gibson In Fourth Round
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