Draft Profile: BioSteven Gilmore attended South Pointe High School and was rated a 3-star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.840, going unranked by ESPN. Following high school, Gilmore opted to join Marshall.
In 2018 as a freshman Gilmore saw action in 9 games and played a total of 156 snaps at Cornerback for the Thundering Herd. He recorded 10 tackles, no assists, while adding 4 stops. In coverage Gilmore notched up no pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 97.6.
As a sophomore in 2019 he played in 12 games and logged 544 snaps for the Thundering Herd. He made 43 tackles, 5 assists, and had 12 stops. In coverage he totaled 4 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and a decent QB rating when targetted of 81.2.
In 2020 as a junior Gilmore played in 10 games and contributed on 612 snaps. He chalked up 32 tackles, one assist, and added 8 stops. In the secondary Gilmore forced 7 pass breakups, one interception, and gave up a decent QB rating when targetted of 79.1.
In 2021 as a senior Gilmore saw action in 13 games while playing 925 snaps. He logged 47 tackles, 6 assists, and made 15 stops. In coverage Gilmore had 5 pass breakups, 3 interceptions, and surrendered a decent QB rating when targetted of 76.8.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Gilmore can flip his hips and run, with good top-end speed and the length to make plays on the ball.
- A coordinated athlete with good footwork and balance. A heady cover player with above-average · feel and anticipation in space.
- Long and lean and a very fluid mover. Gilmore shows good route recognition and the ability to transition out of his backpedal and close on the ball fast.
- Has the change-of-direction ability to mirror underneath but did solid work out of press and off coverage.
- Tracks the ball well downfield and shows good ball skills, including the ability to go up and high-point it in contested-catch situations.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Needs to do a better job of wrapping up, both in run support and in tackling after the catch. Gilmore looks to deliver big hits but ends up slipping off too many tackles.
- Isn’t overly physical and might struggle to win early against bigger receivers in the NFL. He’s also underpowered in run support, not aggressive enough coming downhill, and too much of a grab-and-drag tackler.
- Susceptible to double moves, though that could be coached out of him. But the problem is that Gilmore doesn’t track the ball downfield, and he seems to lack the ball skills to break up plays.
- Needs to develop a better understanding of route combinations and better overall vision.
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