BIO: First-team All-Conference selection as a senior, after posting career-best rushing numbers of 170/1,037/9. Also added 21/237/1 as a pass catcher.
POSITIVES: Nice-sized ball carrier coming off a terrific campaign. Runs with good pad level, breaks tackles and picks up yardage off initial contact. Keeps plays alive and effectively uses a straight-arm to ward off defenders. Tough to bring down and drags defenders for yards at a time. Solid pass-catcher out of the backfield.
NEGATIVES: Does not display a great burst of speed. Better in a straight line and not an elusive ball carrier who makes defenders miss.
ANALYSIS: Taking his game to another level last year, Gilbert offers potential as a short-yardage back in the NFL.