2014 NFL Draft
Name: Crockett Gillmore
School: Colorado State
Position: Tight End
Positives: Crockett Gillmore is a huge target at 6’6, 260, and is a formidable presence in the red zone. He has good hands and has the ability to lineup not only as an H-back and beside the tackle, but he can also line up in the slot, and split out wide as well. A good run blocker. Not overly physical, but he’s able to shield his man away from the ball carrier enough to keep them out of the play. Gillmore had a great performance in the Senior Bowl.
Negatives: Gillmore doesn’t have very good speed at 4.85 in the forty yard dash. He can be a bit sluggish at times in and out of his breaks on pass routes. He doesn’t have a lot of burst getting off of the line of scrimmage and into his routes.
Impact on the Redskins: I think Gillmore is only now scratching the surface to how good he can be. The Redskins need more depth at tight end, especially with the injury problems young star Jordan Reed had last season. Gillmore could provide instant competition for the number 2 tight end spot, and is a good enough blocker to play with Reed in two tight end sets. With his size he gives Robert Griffin III a big target in the red zone.
Where the Redskins could pick him: The Redskins should find Gillmore still on the board at the top of the fourth round, but he probably won’t last beyond that. And with Reed being a third rounder last year, it would be good to use a lower pick for his backup.
Teams interested: Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, New York Giants
2014 NFL Draft