Biography: Awarded All-American and All-Conference honors as a senior after posting 56/17.5/9.5. Started eight games as a junior at Temple the prior year and finished the season with 46/10/7.5.
Positives: Athletic pass rushing prospect who can line up at defensive end or stand up over tackle. Explodes off the snap with a terrific first step, shows a burst of speed and fluid moving about the field. Plays with good pad level, leverage, and fast up the field. Easily redirects to ball carriers and covers a lot of area chasing down the action. Shows ability in pursuit.
Negatives: Easily taken from the action by blocks. Marginally instinctive. Has had off-the-field issues in the past which that in his dismissal from the Temple program.
Analysis: Gillette is an athletically gifted prospect who can play at the next level if he focuses on the task at hand. He has the potential to be a productive pass rusher in the NFL but has a lot of maturing to do off the field.
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