Gurley is a big physical target with vines for arms and the consistent ball skills to win jump ball situations with ease.Â He has the basketball background and big frame to be a very difficult assingment for any defender but he also has the strength to shed would be tacklers after the catch.
While some see a prospect that left college too early, he did attend prep school and redshirted his true freshman year so he will be a 23 year old rookie which is actually older than the average first year player.Â He is a high character type that will be a great addition in the locker room and coaches praise his work ethic. A very durable player that hasn’t missed any time due to injury despite his willingness to mix things up.
He is an adequate route runner but will do well with a pro coach in his ear every day and needs to figure out a way to maximize his natural strength and quickness to beat coverage.Â Gurley doesn’t have elite speed and does run a little high, forcing a few extra steps to change direction at times.
He is an intense competitor who plays with a mean streak and has been known to deliver knock out blows on crack back blocks. He uses his size well and displays the toughness to go over the middle and hang on to the football after a jarring hit.
Gurley is a super-sized receiver that has a ton of upside due to his ball skills, prototype size and ability to break tackles in the secondary.Â He’ll find a home on somebody’s roster and might end up being a team’s leading receiver in a year or two because he poses such a matchup nightmare.
: South Carolina
: Rock Hill, SC
: 4th Round