Draft Profile: BioXavier Gipson from Woodrow Wilson High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 2-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Gipson opted to join Stephen F. Austin.
In 2019 as a freshman Gipson saw action in just 2 games for the Lumberjacks as he made 6 receptions for just 140 yards for an average of 23.3 yards per reception, with one TD, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 137.5.
As a sophomore in 2020 he played 10 games and had 53 catches for 851 yards for an average of 16.1 yards per catch, with 9 TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 112.5.
As a junior in 2021 he played 11 games and hauled in an outstanding 75 catches for an outstanding 1378 yards for an average of 18.4 yards per catch, with 14 TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 145.8.
As a senior in 2022 he played 11 games and had 65 catches for an outstanding 1163 yards for an average of 17.9 yards per catch, 7 TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 138.4.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Gipson accelerates quickly and possesses good straight-line speed. He shows solid ball-tracking skills and body control downfield, able to adjust to the off-target throw.
- When used downfield, Gipson shows the ball-tracking skills and hand-eye coordination to make the adjustment on underthrown balls and back-shoulder throws.
- He’s at his best working in space, showing the quickness and vision of a return specialist. His stop-start ability allows him to create initial separation.
- Gipson has strong hands and is extremely competitive, and he has an innate sense of timing when it comes to elevating and high-pointing balls.
- Does a nice job locating and tracking deep passes and is a legitimate vertical threat. Willing to go up and attack the ball.
- Although he is more of a possession target than a field stretcher, he fiercely competitive demeanor and run-after-catch ability make him a major threat in the middle of the field.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- He’s short and slight, a non-option as a boundary receiver and a non-factor blocking in the run game.
- While Gipson has the athleticism to be a catch-and-run threat, he never seemed comfortable catching, gathering, and transitioning to a runner.
- Gipson also lacks suddenness as a route runner, and that is a potential issue at the next level.
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