Position:DT Class: Sr School:
Big East Ht., Wt.: 6'0½, 285 40 Time: 5.05 Grade: 3.15
BIO: All-conference selection as a senior after totaling 61/12.5/5.5. Junior totals were 47/17/8.5. Exceptional weight-room numbers include a 600- pound bench press, 550 pound squat and 350 pound clean.
POSITIVES: Explosive interior lineman who makes an inordinate amount of plays behind the line of scrimmage. Gets off the ball with a tremendous first step, plays with leverage and bends his knees. Instinctive and immediately locates the action. Slides off blocks laterally, effectively using his hands to keep opponents away, then adjusts to the oncoming ball carrier.
NEGATIVES: Lacks bulk and handled at the point of attack. Better up the field and slow pursuing from the backside.
ANALYSIS: A hard-working defender who understands the game, Gachelin combines explosion with intelligence to get the job done. Has marginal size and growth potential but could line up alongside a wide-bodied tackle and produce.