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Jarron Gilbert
SELECTED BY: Bears Round 3 (4)
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School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
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BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors the past two years and named ?08 co-Defensive Player of the Year in the WAC. Totals last season included 52/22/9.5 after 39/7.5/4 as a junior.

POSITIVES: "Tall, athletic lineman who's made a march up draft boards the past six months. Fires off the snap with good first step quickness, plays with good lean, and keeps his feet moving on contact. Consistently gets penetration behind the line of scrimmage, and is a disruptive force. Breaks down well, plays with good knee bend, and possesses a good burst of speed. Shows ability as a pass rusher. Plays with a nasty attitude."

NEGATIVES: "Seems a bit raw in his technique, he must develop more moves with his hands and get off blocks quicker. Lacks bulk on the inside, and out-positioned by blockers. Must improve his playing balance."

ANALYSIS: "Gilbert is a developing football player who seems to be hitting his stride. He's an impressive physical specimen with a long wingspan and a defensive lineman who could be used at tackle or as a two-gap end. After a terrific senior season, Gilbert went to the East-West game and dominated the opposition before turning in a tremendous combine workout, further improving his stature in the eyes of NFL scouts. He offers a large amount of upside potential, and he will be a force at the next level if he continues to improve his game."

PROJECTION: First/Second Round

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