Wallace Gilberry Scouting Report

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Wallace Gilberry Scouting Report

Position: DE
Conference: SEC
School: Alabama Crimson Tide
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #92
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 267 lbs.

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Wallace Gilberry, DE, Alabama

It looked like Gilberry was going to be a one-year wonder when he turned in two straight mediocre campaigns following a very good freshman season. But he proved to be a legit NFL prospect this past season. Playing in a 3-4 scheme, he totaled 80 tackles -- 47 solo -- with 27 tackles for loss, 10 sacks and 15 quarterback hurries. He was simply a nightmare for Southeastern Conference quarterbacks. His performance earned him All-SEC first-team honors from the Associated Press and league coaches. Gillberry's compact build makes him tough to move off the line of scrimmage, which is why he was a force stopping the run from his end spot. He finds a way to make plays. He gets off the ball well and his motor helps him finish plays. He's a solid tackler. He's proven himself from having played against a high level of competition. Gilberry isn't likely to be a consistent pass rusher in the NFL. His speed is just average (4.93 in 40-yard dash) and he doesn't have much of a burst. His pass rush skills are limited, as he lacks the ability to change directions and beat tackles, and he isn't able to mount a speed rush. He figures to have trouble getting off blocks. He is short for an end and appears to have maxed out his frame. If he can add weight, he may be able to move inside and play tackle. Doing most everything well but nothing great is probably enough to keep him employed in the league, but the chances of him ever being more than a backup are small. He projects to be a second-day selection.

Last Updated Jan-22-2008 by Thomas Scott

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