Green Bay Packers draft prospect profile: CB Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina
- Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
- 6-foot-0, 190 lbs
- Social sciences economics major and Detroit, Michigan native.
- 4.40 40yd dash
- 3.94 20yd shuttle
- 11.15 60yd shuttle
- 6.61 3-cone drill
- 123″ broad jump
- 36.0″ vertical jump
- 15 bench press reps
News & Notes:
South Carolina’s “Mr. Football” in 2008 as a game-breaking quarterback, Gilmore was recruited by Steve Spurrier to be a defensive back for the Gamecocks. That move paid off almost immediately. Gilmore started every game his freshman year, notching one interception and three sacks while earning Freshman All-American honors. By the time he was done with his junior season, Gilmore had registered 40 straight starts and was a first-team All-SEC and third-team All-American selection. Touted as a team leader with size (6’1″) and physicality, Gilmore is widely considered one of the draft’s top-5 cornerbacks. Compares to Charles Woodson.
What they’re saying about him:
Wes Bunting (National Football Post): ”Is a “plus” sized corner with good quickness and fluidity. Needs to clean up his footwork in off/zone concepts, but has skill set to play near the line, check receivers and turn and run. Should be able to fight for a starting role during his rookie year in more of a zone scheme.”