Biography: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors the past two seasons while being named an All-American after his senior season. Receiving totals last season included 66/1182/13 after 49/702/5 the prior year. Experienced as a kick returner.
Negatives: Vertical receiver that was rarely asked to run precise routes in college. Rounds off breaks and shows little sharpness. Slowed down during position drills at the combine when he was asked to run a variety of NFL-type patterns.
Analysis: Gates is a tremendous athlete and one of the few game breakers available at the receiver position. He's also with solid pass catcher who must learn to do more than run in a straight line and catch the ball. Gates could produce in the NFL next season as a slot receiver and comes with a large upside.
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