Arik Gilbert
Arik Gilbert  TE  Georgia | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Arik Gilbert
Height
6-5
Weight
248
College
Georgia
Position
TE
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Marietta, GA
86.5/100
Player Rating
2
PositionRank (TE)
4.61
FortyYD Time
Receptions
35
Rec YDs
368
Rec TDs
2
Rec AVG
10.5

Arik Gilbert TE Georgia | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Arik Gilbert TE Georgia
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #58 Position Rank: #2 (TE)
40 time: 4.61 seconds
Height: 6-5 Weight: 248
Date of Birth: 02/22/2002 Age: 20.5
Overall Rating: 86.5 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Hands:
80%
Short Receiving:
82%
Intermediate Routes:
90%
Deep Threat:
73%
Blocking:
52%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Late Position rank: #2
College Games: 8 College Snaps: 550
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (91/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #6 Pos Rank: #1
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (99/100 )
Ovr Rank: #10 Pos Rank: #1
Draft Profile: Bio
Arik Gilbert from Marietta High School was rated a 5 star recruit by ESPN and handed a 5 star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Gilbert opted to join LSU.

In 2020 as a freshman Gilbert saw action in 8 games for the Tigers as he made 35 receptions for 368 yards for an average of 10.5 yards per reception, with 2 TDs, and a QB rating when targeted of 90.8.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Physical player able to get off press coverage to release up the sideline or position himself inside the cornerback on slants and crossing routes.
  • Often used on deep routes, getting separation down the sideline or over the middle on crossing routes by extending his arms rather than pure speed.
  • A savvy, natural pass-catcher with reliable hands and very good focus. Snatches the ball out of the air and shows the concentration to make acrobatic catches look easy.
  • Does a nice job locating and tracking deep passes and is a legitimate vertical threat. Willing to go up and attack the ball.
  • Has enough upper-body strength and tenacity to be very effective as a downfield blocker. Is not shy about taking on his man, provides some pop and will open a running lane for his back at the next level.
  • Has the size, length, and strength to defeat press jams. Can make the spectacular catch. A decent open-field runner with some agility and the ability to break tackles.
  • As a blocker, he is outstanding, consistently locating, controlling, moving, and pancaking smaller DBs and more than holding his own against linebackers
  • Has a knack for getting open and is a quarterback's best friend - passers just need to toss the ball in his area and he'll come down with it.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Does not have elite speed to burn by defenders. Does not drop his hips to get in position while blocking and fails to take correct angles to his man.
  • Does not explode off the line of scrimmage and runs with long strides.
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How other scouting services rate Arik Gilbert (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
37.7
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
2.0
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