Shelton Gibson
Round 4
Potential Starter

Shelton Gibson

Wide Receiver
West Virginia
  • Year: Redshirt Junior
  • Height: 5-10 3/4
  • Weight: 191
  • 40-Yard: 4.50
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Plays much faster than timed speed. Scouts thought he would run in the 4.3's at Indy. Consistent big play producer while at West Virginia. Tracks the ball well and for the most part has good hands. Very quick and gets in and out of cuts quickly to consistently get separation. Good deep threat. Makes some very acrobatic catches. Good run after catch.

Weak Points

Short, small hands (8 7/8 inches). Combine workout was not nearly as good as anticipated. Has some drops. Plays in an offense with a very limited route tree. Not a top route runner. Not as competitive in traffic as scouts would like

The Way We See It

A lot was expected from Shelton at the Combine and he disappointed. While not the athlete people thought he was, he still is a big-play threat with his quickness and burst. Lacks the size to play outside on a consistent basis and will make his living in the NFL playing in the slot. If he can return kicks, it's an added bonus. Will not be the deep threat in the NFL that he was in college. Has a chance to become an eventual starter in the slot after he learns and adjusts to an NFL route tree.