Weight: 208 pounds
Drafted By: Miami Dolphins (5th round, 164th overall)
40 Yard Dash: 4.55
Bench Press: 15
Vertical Jump: 30.5″
Broad Jump: 119″
Scouting Report/Player Notes
Gillislee is a markedly improved player as a Senior, but where I see the most improvement is in pass protection. Against Texas A&M, he had some pancake blocks and showed he can be a three down back. After having just 10 touchdown runs in his first three seasons as a Gator, Gillislee has come out in 2012 and put up some big numbers, including an average of just under six yards per carry and five touchdowns through the first four games of the season. Gillislee does a good job of reading the play and using his vision, cutting upfield quickly. Not a burner, but definitely has some speed to the outside and runs tough on the inside. He has been one of the best, toughest seniors in his class in the 2012 season, and I think that some team will be able to get him in the mid-late rounds and get some kind of a steal here. Gillislee may not ever be a featured back in the NFL, but he has the potential to be a very productive reserve if he can stay healthy.
Career Highlights (via Florida athletics site)
Running back who appeared in 49 games, starting every game in 2012…Had 380 attempts, 2,024 rushing yards (5.3 Avg.) and 20 rushing touchdowns in his career…Became the first Gator to rush for over 1,000 yards since Ciatrick Fiason in 2004 when he gained 1,152 yards in 2012…Also has two receiving touchdowns…For his career, helped the Gators to a 15-1 record in games in which he scored a touchdown.
First-Team Offense AP All-SEC, First-Team Offense Coaches’ All-SEC, Phil Steele All-SEC First Team…Maxwell Award Watch List…Named a 2012 Team Captain.
Video Highlights (via YouTube)