Biography: Three-year starter awarded All-American and all-conference honors in 2010. Totals last year included 41 tackles/3 interceptions/7 pass breakups after he had 79/3/2 as a sophomore.
Positives: Feisty, athletic cornerback with a developing game. Plays heads-up football, makes sure his teammates are in proper position and stays with assignments. Extremely athletic, displays an outstanding burst of speed and plays with suddenness. Collapses from the outside to defend the run, works to get through blocks and make plays up the field. Flips his hips transitioning to run with opponents, possesses top-end speed and can burst out of his plant to defend the throw.
Negatives: Gets lazy in his mechanics on occasion. Does a bit of side shuffling rather than backpedaling. Slow getting his head back around to locate the pass in the air.
Analysis: Gillmore is a tremendous physical talent who opponents purposely stayed away from. He needs to polish his game, but plays smart, explosive football and could eventually develop into a very productive starter in the NFL.
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