Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Shelton Gibson

Wide receiver
School: West Virginia | Conference: BIG 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10.5 / 191 | 40: 4.35 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.70
Projected Round
3rd
Bio: 
Two-year starter who earned Second Team All-Big 12 honors in 2016 after making 43 catches for 951 yards and eight touchdowns and finishing fourth in FBS with 22.1 yards per reception. Caught 37 passes for 887 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior, adding a kick return score, and his 24 yards per reception ranked second in FBS as he was named Honorable Mention All-Big 12.
Pos: 
Home run-hitting receiver who plays much faster than his 40 time. Fluid releasing off the line, has a burst and nicely makes the deep reception at full speed. Adjusts to the errant throw, gets vertical and fights to come away with the contested reception. Makes the difficult over-the-shoulder catch, reaching out and snatching the ball from the air. Sells routes, shows quickness out of breaks and extends his hands and looks the ball in. Plays with outstanding body control as well as balance. Shows ability returning kicks.
Neg: 
Ran a disappointing 40 time at the combine. Struggles in battles. Unnecessarily lets the pass get inside him on occasion. Must be more disciplined running routes.
Analysis: 
Gibson enters the draft after two monster seasons at West Virginia and offers potential as a vertical threat and kick returner. He must get a little stronger and pay attention to the details of his position but if coached properly and allowed to progress, Gibson offers starting potential at the next level.