Saturday, April 24, 2010

St. Louis Rams Select Mardy Gilyard, WR Cincinnati

WOW the St. Louis Rams filled a ton of needs with one pick in the 4th round of the NFL Draft. Mardy Gilyard is lightning quick more than he is fast, think Steve Smith. Mardy put together back to back 80+ catch seasons at Cincinnati with 11 touchdown receptions each year as well. Gilyard averaged almost 15 yards per reception in his college career. If the Rams can get Gilyard and Avery on the field at the same time we should be able to make some plays. In addition to Gilyard's quickness and receiving skills he is a kick returner. He averaged 30+ yards on kickoff returns and took two to the house. He is great in space and I look forward to him working with Sam Bradford.

From DraftCountDown:

Strengths:
Super smooth athlete --- Good height --- Exceptionally quick --- Fast with excellent acceleration --- Explosive with a burst --- Terrific feet and change of direction skills --- Soft, reliable hands --- Nice body control and ball skills --- Extremely elusive and a real terror in space --- Superb vision --- Shows the ability to separate --- Tough and not afraid to work the middle --- Experienced --- Productive --- Also a fantastic return man.

Weaknesses:
Needs to add weight and bulk up --- Isn't real strong --- Not a polished route runner --- Struggles to beat the jam --- Won't really climb the ladder --- Has lapses in concentration at times --- Isn't necessarily a vertical threat --- Despite giving solid effort is just an average blocker at best --- Might have some character issues --- Durability  is a concern.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Glenn said...

Tell me about that "character issues" this blog refers to? Everything I've read about Gilyard is that he in an EXCELLENT character. Not just good. Not simply blah. Excellent. Where does this bullsh!t analysis come from?

4/24/2010 04:35:00 PM  

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