Gilmore was a late riser in draft media coverage, but those who have watched South Carolina football were well aware of him. Gilmore started right away as a true freshman and never looked back, playing at a high level the whole time. Gilmore’s timed speed is slower than his play speed, but he makes up for any slight speed deficiency with physicality and tenacity. Should be a day one starter for any team and can more than likely make an easy transition to safety later in his career.
Excellent size/bulk for the position. Level of production is hard to match out of this year’s draft class. Strong tackler with good form and fundamentals. Ideal zone corner that can excels when the play is in front of him. Quick in short spaces. Tenacious and aggressive. Solid ball skills and appears to have top notch instincts. Effective blitzer and provides outstanding special teams abilities.
Doesn’t have the long speed to stay with deep-threat wide receivers in man coverage. Aggressive and has good bulk, but strength may be limited to play in a press man scheme. Has some trouble transitioning from backpedal.