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Grading System
DOUG GABRIEL
Position: WR
Class: Sr
School: UCF
Conference: MAC
Ht., Wt.: 6'2, 213
40 Time: 4.51
Grade: 3.64

Selected by Oakland Raiders
Round 5, pick 32 (167 overall)
BIO: Junior college transfer who originally signed with the Miami Hurricanes. Second-team All-Conference selection as a senior catching 75 passes for 1,237 yards with 11 scores. Posted 22-632-9 as a junior after setting multiple receiving records and garnering several honors during his stint at Mississippi Gulf Coast CC.

POSITIVES: Good sized athlete turning into a fine receiver. Easily gets off jams at the line of scrimmage, makes the difficult catch in a crowd and grabs the ball out of the air without breaking stride. Keeps the play in bounds, effective running after the catch and looks to pick up positive yardage. Displays excellent vertical leap, anticipation of the deep reception and extends nicely for the high throw. Technically sound and consistently extends his hands to make the reception away from his frame.

NEGATIVES: Lacks top end speed, quickness into his breaks and overall playing balance.

ANALYSIS: Offers a lot of skills to work with and has a good amount of upside potential but may need time to develop. Po10tially a solid second receiver at the next level.

PROJECTION: Late Third Round

2002 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
75 1237 16.49 11

2002 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
52 7 7.43 1

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