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    NFL DRAFT: With 214th pick, Rams select GARRETT GILBERT (QB, SMU)

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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 214th pick, Rams select GARRETT GILBERT (QB, SMU)

    ANALYSIS

    STRENGTHS
    Outstanding size. Very good timing, touch and short accuracy. Can buy time in the pocket with his feet. Has NFL pedigree -- father played more than a decade in the league. Very strong pro-day showing, completing 87 of 88 passes and throwing well against air.

    WEAKNESSES
    Operated a dink-and-dunk passing game featuring a lot of high-percentage, lateral tosses and short crossers that heavily padded his completion percentage. Does not drive the ball on deep outs or possess a high-velocity arm to rip the ball through high winds. Has a low release point that leads to a lot of batted balls. Is not an elusive scrambler and eyes drop under duress.

    DRAFT PROJECTION
    Round 7-Priority free agent

    BOTTOM LINE
    A highly touted prep recruit who struggled to secure a starting job at Texas after cycling through three offenses in three years. Graduated early and transferred to SMU, where he settled down in a simplified system under the guidance of June Jones. Could fend for a job in a West Coast offense.
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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 214th pick, Rams select GARRETT GILBERT (QB, SMU)

    Not a bad pick. He is built like a prototypical QB. He is a developmental guy with apparent good smarts and a good arm. Can't hate.
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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 214th pick, Rams select GARRETT GILBERT (QB, SMU)

    Nick Wagoner ‏@nwagoner 58s
    #Rams finally take a QB. It's SMU's Garrett Gilbert. Gilbert worked out for team and was a transfer from Texas.


    Jim Thomas ‏@jthom1 49s
    Finally a QB. Garrett Gilbert of SMU, whom the Rams held private workout with.


    Ian Rapoport ‏@RapSheet 1m
    The #Rams take an ultimate flyer on a QB, taking Garrett Gilbert at No. 214. Former top recruit, went from Texas to SMU


    Justis Mosqueda ‏@JuMosq 1m
    Gilbert is interesting. Some guys think if he stayed at UT, he'd be a top pick. Needs development. Might not stay on a PS, though.


    Jim Thomas ‏@jthom1 42s
    Gilbert was taken with compensatory pick in 6th round, just like. . .Tom Brady.


    Tom Pelissero ‏@TomPelissero 1m
    SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert to the #Rams. Had a workout there recently. He's Leigh Steinberg's first client in his comeback.
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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 214th pick, Rams select GARRETT GILBERT (QB, SMU)

    Figured it would be him or Connor Shaw.

    With QBs, you either draft a guy in the first 50 picks, or you look for a diamond in the rough. Gilbert has potential. He could end up sitting the bench for his whole career, or he could develop. Little risk, decent tools, some upside, and... NO QB CONTROVERSY!
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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 214th pick, Rams select GARRETT GILBERT (QB, SMU)

    WEAKNESSES
    Operated a dink-and-dunk passing game featuring a lot of high-percentage, lateral tosses and short crossers
    Wow are we allowed to have him using our playbook prior to drafting him? He's perfect!
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    Garrett Gilbert's strong pro day will boost NFL draft stock
    By Gil Brandt
    NFL Media senior analyst
    Published: March 28, 2014 at 04:11 p.m. Updated: April 9, 2014 at 12:11 p.m. 206 Likes

    DALLAS -- Sometimes, even this deep into the NFL draft process, a prospect rises from seemingly out of nowhere. For me, that prospect this year is SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert.

    Now, I liked Gilbert before his pro day on Friday at SMU -- thought he was an underrated player who should have been invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in February. But his pro-day performance confirmed my thoughts.

    In front of three NFL quarterback coaches (Bill Musgrave of the Eagles, Wade Wilson of the Cowboys and the Ravens' Rick Dennison) and representatives from 22 different NFL teams, Garrett completed 87 of 88 passes, and would have completed them all if he had Calvin Johnson catching the back-shoulder fade that hit the ground.

    He looks like a bigger version of his father Gale, who played 11 seasons in the NFL (Gale remains the only player to play on five straight Super Bowl teams) with the Seahawks, Bills and Chargers. Garrett Gilbert measured 6-foot-3 7/8 on Friday and weighed 221 pounds. He ran the 40 in 4.81 and 4.83 seconds, had a 29.5-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-9 broad jump, ran the short shuttle in 4.43 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.30 seconds.

    It was a performance that will get him a lot of attention between now and the draft. Gilbert told me he has visits lined up already with the Panthers and Buccaneers. Expect that list to grow.

    When all is said and done, I think he'll end up being a mid-round draft pick, maybe even as early as the third round.

    One NFL scout at the workout, who was also at Brett Smith's pro day at Wyoming two weeks ago, told me he views Gilbert as a much better prospect than Smith. Many people thought Smith should have been invited to the combine.

    Speaking of the combine, I thought Gilbert's workout was better than half of those who were in Indianapolis last month. He has good accuracy, very good velocity, and is a great athlete with NFL size.

    A couple of things you have to remember about Gilbert, and perhaps a reason he has flown so far under the radar:

    1. Despite not having a whole lot to work with at SMU, he had success. Only three other quarterbacks in the nation averaged more passing yards last year than him (one of them was Fresno State's Derek Carr), and in one five-game stretch in the second half of the season he threw for more than 2,000 yards and totaled 17 touchdowns with just one interception. He missed the final two games with a knee injury.

    2. Gilbert was a five-star recruit at Texas, where he had a lackluster career, to say the least. He graduated in three years and transferred to SMU in 2012, hoping to resurrect his career under June Jones. There might not be a better quarterbacks coach than Jones, who has played or coached the position in college and the NFL since 1971. Thanks to Jones, Gilbert is a different quarterback than he was at Texas, and Jones believes he'll only get better in the NFL.

    I think so, too. He'll surprise people with where some team takes him in the draft, and he'll surprise even more with his NFL production.
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    I dont think you get it...

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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 214th pick, Rams select GARRETT GILBERT (QB, SMU)

    Looks like he fits the Schotty mold, seeing some of his highlights albeit this is over a year ago, he has a habit of staring down at his receivers. Luckily, he'll be sitting in the bench behind Hill.


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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 214th pick, Rams select GARRETT GILBERT (QB, SMU)

    Garrett Gilbert's strong pro day will boost NFL draft stock

    By Gil Brandt
    NFL Media senior analyst

    QB Garrett Gilbert turned in a strong performance during SMU's pro day on Friday.

    DALLAS -- Sometimes, even this deep into the NFL draft process, a prospect rises from seemingly out of nowhere. For me, that prospect this year is SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert.

    Now, I liked Gilbert before his pro day on Friday at SMU -- thought he was an underrated player who should have been invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in February. But his pro-day performance confirmed my thoughts.

    In front of three NFL quarterback coaches (Bill Musgrave of the Eagles, Wade Wilson of the Cowboys and the Ravens' Rick Dennison) and representatives from 22 different NFL teams, Garrett completed 87 of 88 passes, and would have completed them all if he had Calvin Johnson catching the back-shoulder fade that hit the ground.

    He looks like a bigger version of his father Gale, who played 11 seasons in the NFL (Gale remains the only player to play on five straight Super Bowl teams) with the Seahawks, Bills and Chargers. Garrett Gilbert measured 6-foot-3 7/8 on Friday and weighed 221 pounds. He ran the 40 in 4.81 and 4.83 seconds, had a 29.5-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-9 broad jump, ran the short shuttle in 4.43 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.30 seconds.

    It was a performance that will get him a lot of attention between now and the draft. Gilbert told me he has visits lined up already with the Panthers and Buccaneers. Expect that list to grow.

    When all is said and done, I think he'll end up being a mid-round draft pick, maybe even as early as the third round.

    Speaking of the combine, I thought Gilbert's workout was better than half of those who were in Indianapolis last month. He has good accuracy, very good velocity, and is a great athlete with NFL size.

    A couple of things you have to remember about Gilbert, and perhaps a reason he has flown so far under the radar:

    1. Despite not having a whole lot to work with at SMU, he had success. Only three other quarterbacks in the nation averaged more passing yards last year than him (one of them was Fresno State's Derek Carr), and in one five-game stretch in the second half of the season he threw for more than 2,000 yards and totaled 17 touchdowns with just one interception. He missed the final two games with a knee injury.

    2. Gilbert was a five-star recruit at Texas, where he had a lackluster career, to say the least. He graduated in three years and transferred to SMU in 2012, hoping to resurrect his career under June Jones. There might not be a better quarterbacks coach than Jones, who has played or coached the position in college and the NFL since 1971. Thanks to Jones, Gilbert is a different quarterback than he was at Texas, and Jones believes he'll only get better in the NFL.

    I think so, too. He'll surprise people with where some team takes him in the draft, and he'll surprise even more with his NFL production.

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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 214th pick, Rams select GARRETT GILBERT (QB, SMU)

    Quote Originally Posted by Flippin' Ram View Post
    Looks like he fits the Schotty mold, seeing some of his highlights albeit this is over a year ago, he has a habit of staring down at his receivers. Luckily, he'll be sitting in the bench behind Hill.

    After watching this, he looks like a capable scrambler and seems fairly "thick" for a 6'4'' QB. Not sure what his injury history looks like. As for his passing, he showed some promise with hitting his targets in stride, but I don't think I ever saw him go to his second read, like, ever.

    At least he'll fit the Rams offense (See 00:55s of the video). "It's third and long" > 5 yard out.

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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 214th pick, Rams select GARRETT GILBERT (QB, SMU)

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    Figured it would be him or Connor Shaw.

    With QBs, you either draft a guy in the first 50 picks, or you look for a diamond in the rough. Gilbert has potential. He could end up sitting the bench for his whole career, or he could develop. Little risk, decent tools, some upside, and... NO QB CONTROVERSY!
    In other words, no one to push our spoonfed starting QB.

    Foolhearty philosophy IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fortuninerhater View Post

    In other words, no one to push our spoonfed starting QB.

    Foolhearty philosophy IMO.
    That's right... in YOUR opinion. The professionals who work for the Rams disagree with your assessment.

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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 214th pick, Rams select GARRETT GILBERT (QB, SMU)

    IMO it was a wasted pick, a lot of mock drafts didn't even have him getting drafted. I would have preferred the Rams drafting a QB in the 4th or 5th round, especially when there were a lot of good ones left. They should have got someone who could actually be of competition to Bradford, not just a practice squad QB.
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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 214th pick, Rams select GARRETT GILBERT (QB, SMU)

    He went to Texas so he had no coaching to develop him. We needed some QB depth and we got it here so I am optimistic.

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