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Fred Gibson WR Georgia 6í4 194
By: Robert Davis

Fred Gibson has been a player to watch since his freshman season, when he caught 33 balls for 772 yards, and 6 touchdowns. He had continued success as a sophomore, hauling in 43 passes for 758 yards, and 4 touchdowns. Gibsonís numbers dipped some as a junior, with 36 catches for 553 yards and 3 touchdowns. As a senior he once again proved to be a big time performer, setting career highs across the board with 49 catches for 801 yards and 7 touchdowns. His 161 career receptions rank third in UGAís history, and his 20 receiving TDís rank second. During his career, Gibson also averaged almost 25 yards per kick return, including one for a touchdown. Gibson doubled as a basketball player for Georgia, playing with the team as a freshman and sophomore.

Gibson is a very talented wide receiver. He has great height, and can really go up and get the ball. He has good speed and can get himself deep, and can take it the distance if given room. He is also a fantastic athlete, as displayed by his ability to play D1 basketball for the Bulldogs.

Gibson could stand to pack on a few pounds. He has a thin build, and is not very physical on the field. He also needs a lot of development. Gibson relies too much on his natural ability. He does not run sharp routes and doesnít always use his hands to catch the ball. He uses his body too often to catch the ball. Gibson also could put forth more effort on the field. He does not always give 100%, and doesnít dominate the way his physical ability suggests he can.

Fred Gibson has a lot of upside. Gibson has a lot of Randy Moss in him. From his build, to his style of play, and even taking plays off, he is similar. He is more of a poor manís Moss, as he isnít as talented or advanced as Moss in any regard. Gibson looks like a solid second rounder at this point, but could move up with a good workout circuit.

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