by Drew Boylhart
SR Staff Writer
November 2004
Fred Gibson   WR   Georgia
Strengths

Fred Gibson has track speed. He is a tall long-legged WR and when he runs his routes, he runs them as smooth as a baby’s butt. Fred has a ballerina-like style to his play. Fred is a smooth operator.

 
Needs to Improve

Where do I start? Fred does not have very good hands. He does not fight for the ball when it is in the air. He doesn’t like contact. He gets pushed off his routes because he needs to gain weight and he has one eye on the ball and the other looking out for who is going to hit him.

 
Talent Board Round  3

I think that Fred hears this clucking sound as he does his routes. Now this clucking sound is not too loud as long as Fred doesn’t run a route that is across the middle. As soon as Fred has to run a route across the middle, the sound is so deafening that when the ball hits him in his hands, he drops it. I do have to say that Fred does run pretty routes and looks very smooth. In fact, he looks like a classic #1 WR, but as they say, looks can be deceiving. Fred will not be able to help you on special teams because he is not tough enough. So let’s add it up. He won’t catch the ball over the middle. He will not fight for the ball when it is in the air. He is not tough enough to take a hit on special teams. Here is my theory on Fred…if I carry 5 WR’s on my team and no more than five, then Fred could fight it out for the sixth spot. Get it?