Gerald Everett, TE, South Alabama
One of the best things about the Senior Bowl is that it gives small school prospects a great opportunity to show teams they belong. Gerald Everett is one of those small school players that I think could sky rocket up draft boards. You watch this kid play and it is easy to see he goes beyond just being better than his level of competition.
There really is so much to like about his game. As a receiver, he has unique short area quickness that helps him to get open. He almost looks like a slot receiver with his ability to not lose speed when he makes his cuts. On top of that he has great hands to make even some athletic catches. With the ball in his hands he is a special player. He has shown the ability to take a quick pass and turn it into a big play.
Everett does have plenty to work on with his game. He has not played football long and that does show up in how raw of a prospect he is. That is partly why teams are excited about his ability as they feel he has only scratched the surface of his ability, but that also means you have a bit of a project on your hands when you draft him. He needs work on his route running as he can get a bit sloppy and round routes off. The other big thing that people are wondering is how he will do as a blocker. In college he showed a great willingness to block but his technique got him in trouble at times.