Drew Boylhart 3/09
Jarron Gilbert DT San Jose St
Jarron has excellent size, speed and explosive off-the-line measurables to be one of the best DT's or DE's in this draft. He has the measurables that a top ten pick would love to have. Jarron has been playing DT for his college team and some NFL teams feel that with his athletic talent he could become a DE. Jarron knows how to get into the backfield. There's just no apparent reason that I can see on film why this kid hasn't dominated and is not being talked about as a top ten pick in this draft. Jarron has the long arms and ideal size for these positions; you would think that he should be the talk of this draft.
NEEDS TO IMPROVE
Jarron is not being talked about in the draft as a top ten pick because he is just not playing up to his athletic potential. He is not double teamed (from what I see on film), but he's blocked and stopped by offensive linemen that will never see an NFL field except on the TV. There is obvious maturity issues on the field; therefore, I suspect there might be maturity issues off the field as well.
TALENT BOARD ROUND 7/FA
I'm not going to waste much time or energy with a profile on a kid that has the physical talents this kid has and doesn't give the effort to become the player his talents suggests he can be. The only thing I see in this kid's future is for him to bulk up and become a DT for the team that will draft him on his potential. I see great potential to fail, but others see great potential to mold the young man into a great player so they can get credit. If Jarron does become successful, it will be because he decides to light a fire under his own ass. No coach is going to make a difference with this kid. Maybe -- just maybe -- something will happen in this kid's personal life to make him mature; unfortunately, I do not draft on maybe's. I will take a calculated risk, but I don't draft maybe's!