Draft Profile: BioAli Gaye from Edmonds Woodway High School was rated a 3 star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3 star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Gaye opted to join LSU.
In 2020 as a freshman Gaye saw action in 10 games and played on a total of 585 snaps 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 4 sacks on the season.
As a sophomore for the Tigers in 2021 Gaye played in 4 games and took part on 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
- Possesses accurate snap anticipation and timing to beat blockers off the edge.
- Plays with leverage at the point of attack whether inside or outside. Keeps eyes in the backfield when inside; moves linemen to either side with strong hands.
- Good lateral agility to elude. Plays on the balls of his feet and shows enough balance and flexibility to quickly turn and pursue laterally and downfield. Plenty of athletic talent worthy of developing.
- Offers some versatility, rushing from a two-and three-point stance with the playing speed to stand up in space. Flashes strength as a bull rusher and his energy doesn't plateau.
- Relentless and strong off the edge as a pass rusher when fresh. Gets under the pads of tackles to bull rush them into the backfield.
- Tremendous explosion; accelerates low with power. Relentless blindside pursuit; tracks down ballcarriers across the field.
- Looks the part. Possesses a long, athletic build with room for additional muscle mass. Flashes a burst off the snap, good enough to cross the face of collegiate tackles and put him in position to make big plays behind the line of scrimmage.
- Challenges inside with quickness and strong hands. Run-and-chase defender who can leave a mark.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Stands up well against the run but is very pursuit-conscious and will take unneeded wide angles.
- Rarely the first player off the snap, even when lined up over the ball, but his length, effort and short-area quickness still pressures double teams and helps penetrate gaps.
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