BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter who totaled 69/2/10 as a senior after 63/1/4 the previous year.
POSITIVES: Athletic defensive back with solid size/speed numbers. Physical, quick up the field, and defends the run. Productive special teams player on coverage units. Quickly diagnoses the action when facing the ball and displays good awareness.
NEGATIVES: Not quick or fluid pedaling in reverse, hesitant reacting to receivers. moves, and plays a lot of catch-up. Inefficient and does not play to his timed speed.
ANALYSIS: Gardner possesses the physical skills to play at the next level and has shown flashes of ability throughout college. He must take the next step in his game and show more versatility in pass coverage to be anything other than a camp body.