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    Default Marcus Gilbert in second round



    Height: 6'6"
    Weight: 330 lbs.
    Arm Length: 33 1/2 in.
    Hand Size: 9 3/4 in.
    College: Florida
    Conference: SEC

    [HIGH-LIGHT]Overview[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    Gilbert has the height, length and athleticism NFL teams are looking for in an offensive tackle. Could become a quality starter with some added power and attitude. Does a really good job in pass protection getting set, engaging with his long arms, riding ends past the launch point, or mirroring inside moves with his feet. Gets out of his stance quickly and can seal and wall off defenders when run blocking but isn't a mauler. Not going to blow defenders off the ball and is susceptible to the bull rush. Awareness is adequate but still improving. Gilbert's a mid-round prospect with upside to start.

    [HIGH-LIGHT]CAREER NOTES[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    In his two seasons as a full-time starter, Gilbert manned the left offensive tackle position for 13 games and played on the right side for 14 contests, recording 142 knockdowns and 22 touchdown-resulting blocks during that span.

    [HIGH-LIGHT]2010 SEASON[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    All-Southeastern Conference second-team selection by The NFL Draft Report, earning third-team honors from Phil Steele…shifted to the left tackle position as a senior, starting all 13 games…registered a career-best 81 knockdowns with 13 touchdown-resulting blocks, as Florida averaged 350.85 yards in total offense and 166.54 rushing yards per game…was a key member of an offensive line that surrendered one sack or less in seven contests…graded out a Champion (top performance) in six of Florida’s games…part of a front wall that allowed 24 quarterback sacks, a reduction from the 28 given up during his junior campaign.

    [HIGH-LIGHT]2009 SEASON[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    Gilbert took over right offensive tackle duties, starting all 14 games for a unit that led the Southeastern Conference and ranked sixth nationally with an average of 457.86 yards in total offense per game…the ground game benefitted from Gilbert’s drive blocking, finishing 10th nationally and second in the league with an average of 221.79 yards per game…named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his efforts vs. Kentucky (92%) and turned in one of UF’s highest grades of the 2009 campaign when he earned Champions’ Club honors with a 99% blocking consistency mark in the win over Georgia.

    [HIGH-LIGHT]2008 SEASON[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    Gilbert played in thirteen games…contributed to Florida’s SEC and BCS National Championship Game victories at both offensive guard and tackle, in addition to playing on the field goal unit…the Gators led the SEC in total offense (445.07 ypg) and rushing, as their ground attack placed tenth in the nation with an average of 231.14 yards per game…started at left guard vs. both Hawaii and Miami and lined up at tight end for a play vs. Tennessee…graded a season-best 93% for blocking consistency in the 70-19 win over The Citadel.

    [HIGH-LIGHT]2007 SEASON[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    Played in all 13 games as a guard, earning his first career start vs. Florida Atlantic at right guard, replacing Maurkice Pouncey…was the last of 22 Gators who made their first career start in 2007…helped the team lead the SEC with an average of 457.15 yards per game in total offense.

    [HIGH-LIGHT]2006 SEASON[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    Retained freshman eligibility after playing in two games.

    [HIGH-LIGHT]HIGH SCHOOL[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    Attended St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) High School, playing football for head coach George Smith…played guard and tackle on the offensive line during his prep career, as well as doubling on the defensive line…moved over to offense following his sophomore season and became one of three major recruiting prospects, as Sam Young and Dan Wenger eventually enrolled at Notre Dame…received a four-star prospect rating from both Scout.com and Rivals.com. Scout also regarded him as the 42nd-best offensive lineman in the country…added Class 5A All-District XVI honors and was selected to participate in the 2006 Cali-Florida Bowl…also a member of the varsity basketball team and competed in the shot put and discus throws for the track and field squad.

    [HIGH-LIGHT]PERSONAL[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    Family, Youth and Community Science major…brother, David Walker, was a defensive lineman at Iowa who completed his eligibility following the 2005 season…active member of the Goodwill Gators who participated in visits to Terwilliger Elementary and the Shands Medical Plaza/AGH…son of Katrina and Jeffrey Gilbert…father recently retired from the Secret Service…when the Florida Gators visited the White House to celebrate their second national championship in four years in April of 2009, Gilbert received special recognition by President Barack Obama during the ceremony because his father, Jeff, was a Secret Service agent who helped shield the past three presidents from harm…born 2/15/88…resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    [HIGH-LIGHT]Pick Analysis[/HIGH-LIGHT]: The Steelers pick up a quality pass protector in Gilbert. He is a big, physical blocker on the edge with the size, toughness and skill to protect Ben Roethlisberger in the pocket. Gilbert gives them another young player to groom for a big role along the offensive line.
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    Default Re: Marcus Gilbert in second round

    The first 2 picks have impeccable characters by the looks of it.

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    Default Re: Marcus Gilbert in second round

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    The first 2 picks have impeccable characters by the looks of it.
    I agree... And I like it...
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