BIO: Led the team in tackles during his senior and junior campaigns totaling 105/6.5/2 and 125/6/1 respectively.
POSITIVES: Aggressive, run-stuffing safety best in a limited area. Intelligent, quick in his head and immediately diagnoses the action. Slides off blocks, takes good angles to the play and always working to get involved. Forceful up-the-field defending the run or blitzing the quarterback and displays solid tackling techniques.
NEGATIVES: Lacks quickness, explosion and playing speed. Struggles in pass coverage and cannot quickly alter his angle of attack.
ANALYSIS: A defender that displayed solid progress the past two seasons, Gottschalk is a college linebacker who gives top effort but has marginal size-speed numbers for the next level.