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Josh Gattis S 6'1 206 Wake Forest 4.53

By: Robert Davis

Gattis was a solid reserve in 2003, finishing with 34 tackles. He started to show his promise as a sophomore, where he had 71 tackles, 3.5 for loss, a sack, and two picks. As a junior, he became more of a playmaker picking off five passes, while getting in on 72 tackles. Gattis closed out his career with a career high 82 tackles, 5.5 for loss, and five interceptions.

Josh Gattis is an aggressive safety that flies all over the football field. He has good size, and is very good at attacking the line of scrimmage and stopping the run. He also shows the ability to play in deep coverage and make plays on the football. He can locate the ball in the air and make a play on it. His 10 picks over the past two years are excellent for a safety.

Gattis may be too aggressive for his own good at times, and overruns plays or bites on pump fakes giving up ground in coverage. He has very good ball skills, but he will sometimes give up too much space in coverage and canít recover.

Gattis has the talent to develop into a solid safety in the NFL. He needs to be more disciplined in coverage, but he has the athletic gifts and the ball skills to develop in a few years and make an impact. At the very least, he should be able to land a role as a special teamer and backup safety.


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