Ali Gaye
Ali Gaye  DE  LSU | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Ali Gaye
Height
6-6
Weight
265
College
LSU
Position
DE/EDGE
Class
Senior
Home town
Lynnwood, WA
79.5
Player Rating
42
PositionRank (DL)
4.69
FortyYD Time
Sacks
2
Fumbles Forced
2
Tackles
32
Sol tackles
15

Ali Gaye DE/EDGE LSU | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Ali Gaye DE/EDGE LSU
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #214 Position Rank: #42 (DL)
40 time: 4.69 seconds
Height: 6-6 Weight: 265
Hands: 9 1/2 Arms: 33 5/8 Span: 81
Date of Birth: 11/29/1998 Age: 24.0
Overall Rating: 79.5 / 100
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Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
52%
Pass Rush:
67%
Run Defense:
72%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 7th Position rank: #42
College Games: 26 College Snaps: 1264
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (79/100)
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (85/100 )
Draft Profile: Bio
Ali Gaye from Edmonds Woodway High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Gaye joined LSU.

In 2020 as a freshman Gaye saw action in 10 games and played a total of 585 snaps at Edge Rusher for the Tigers. He recorded 24 tackles, 9 assists, while adding 20 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 38 total pressures, which included 27 QB hurries, 7 QB hits, and a solid a solid 4 sacks on the season.

As a sophomore for the Tigers in 2021 Gaye played in 4 games and took part in 199 snaps for the Tigers. He recorded 12 tackles, 4 assists, while adding 6 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 20 total pressures, and 16 QB hurries, one QB hit, and 3 sacks during the year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Gaye has long arms and displays good power in his hands, which gives him the ability to slip off blocks. As a run defender, Gaye has the speed to chase down ball carriers in pursuit.
  • With a powerful lower body and the ability to hold up at the point of attack as a run defender, he is remarkably instinctive.
  • He has the classic frame and long arms with some explosion, power and ability to close.
  • He has quickness in his hands and uses his length effectively.
  • Gaye can win on the edge in a number of ways. He’s a natural knee bender with the powerful lower body to drive blockers back with the bull rush.
  • With his combination of length and flexibility, he can bend and turn the corner around the edge, and he has the closing speed to finish the job.
  • He’s very instinctive when it comes to countering and solid with overall hand usage.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Gaye lacks the speed of a chase and- tackle guy. Gaye lacks twitch as a pass rusher and lacks the feet and flexibility to threaten around the edge.
  • Plays high and with poor balance and power. He’ll lose ground at the point of attack, and Gaye doesn’t get the full benefit of his length.
  • Plays tall and gets upright off the snap. Wins with upper-body strength and needs to focus on leverage.
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How other scouting services rate Ali Gaye (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
161.8
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
37.0