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sbh15 10-07-2012 08:02 PM

Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida
 
he has really come on for Florida this season and is a big part of why the Gators are undefeated. he pretty much carried the offense to a victory against LSU this past weekend. he's quick, deceptively powerful, and I don't see any wasted movement in his runs. can't find too much video on him, but this one is pretty decent



what do you guys think? any nfl potential? probably a second or third day guy, but he'll come out with hardly any wear on him with this being his first year as a starter.

rawdawg 10-07-2012 10:36 PM

Definitely has NFL potential. I have him as a 3rd/4th round guy, but he looks like he can be a starting RB in the NFL, to me. Has shown very good patience, then a good burst thru the hole. Very tough runner between the tackles. 3-down potential with his ability to pickup the blitz. I also think he can be a decent receiver out of the backfield too. A lot depends on how he runs at the combine. I don't see the huge breakaway speed from him, but if he runs a sub 4.5, he could go as early as 2nd round. Will play some of the toughest defenses this season, so that can only help if he plays like he did vs. LSU.

TACKLE 10-08-2012 03:28 AM

I really like Gillislee and not just because he's one of the only things going for my SEC fantasy team. He's flashed his ability for the last couple years but for some reason he never really got as many opportunities as he probably should have. Doesn't have one particularly strong area but he's got a good mix of strength and elusiveness and he's really been running hard this year. I think he compares quite favorably to Steven Ridley - the slimmed down Patriots version more so than the big former fullback at LSU. I agree with rawdags assessment that he should land somewhere in that round 2-4 range.

rawdawg 10-08-2012 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by TACKLE (Post 3143628)
I really like Gillislee and not just because he's one of the only things going for my SEC fantasy team. He's flashed his ability for the last couple years but for some reason he never really got as many opportunities as he probably should have. Doesn't have one particularly strong area but he's got a good mix of strength and elusiveness and he's really been running hard this year. I think he compares quite favorably to Steven Ridley - the slimmed down Patriots version more so than the big former fullback at LSU. I agree with rawdags assessment that he should land somewhere in that round 2-4 range.

I was thinking Ridley also. But I hate doing comparisons for the most part, especially with RBs where it seems like anyone can be successful if given a chance. But yeah, like Ridley, I think Gillislee will wind up being a better pro back than he was in college. Doesn't do anything special, but doesn't do anything poorly either. I think he could be a solid #2 back for someone or be a part of a 3-4 man attack like Ridley is/was with the Pats, and like Ridley I think Gillislee has the ability to become "the man" if given a chance.

murdamal86 11-25-2012 09:15 AM

He reminds me of Clinton Portis.

Great game last night and continues to make himself a lot of money


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