BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter and All-Conference selection the past two years. Senior totals were 82/5/8 after 72/5/7 as a junior, when he led the conference with 15 special-teams tackles.
POSITIVES: Productive safety with enticing measurables. Displays good recognition and quickly locates the ball. Possesses a burst of straight-line speed, takes good angles to the play and shows a nice sense of timing. Aggressive in run defense, yet disciplined.
NEGATIVES: Not a sure-handed tackler. Lacks sideline-to-sideline range and is consistently a half-step late in coverage. Struggles in man-on-man situations.
ANALYSIS: A consistent player in college, Gattis is best suited as a zone system. Will have to earn his wage on special teams, an area where he excelled in college.