I don't know how much people have been paying attention to this cat (DE/DT Jarron Gilbert, 6' 5", 280 lbs, San Jose State), but cruising youtube I have been amazed at some of the videos as seen here
But his combine numbers are also staggering 40 yd dash 4.87 sec, broad jump 9' 11", bench 28 reps at 225lbs (which may seem average until you consider he has a big wing span and is not short stocky arms), vertical jump 35 1/2" which is better than a lot of WR and DB. Simply put, this guy is probably the physically most gifted 3-4 DE in the draft (IMO), but then we start looking at the stats and I get confused.
2008 : 52 Tackles, 22.0 TFLs, 9.5 Sacks, 3 Passes Defensed, 2 Forced Fumbles
2007: 49 Tackles, 7.5 TFLs, 4.0 Sacks, 4 Passes Defensed, 1 Forced Fumble
How is this guy not considered a 1st round pick, though his stats seem impressive, he really only had one very good year, and one good year and the level of his competition was somewhat below standard D-1 teams. I am wondering if this would be a player Denver targets as a 3-4 end by trading back with someone like Philly or Baltimore. The guy looks like a Trevor Pryce clone, and may be the best 3-4 lineman available. But he may also be one of these workout wonders who looks great in shorts but can't play on Sundays, thoughts?