Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 259
40: 4.65
Year: 5Sr

James Gayle

School: Virginia Tech
Position: DE
Positive: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors since his sophomore season. Totaled 44 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and 6 sacks as a senior. Undersized pass rusher who projects as a situational defender at the next level. Displays quickness, good movement skills, and effective pursuing the action. Agile, immediately alters his angle of attack, and easily redirects to runners. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself and plays with an aggressive attitude. Has a burst to the action, which he turns on in a single step. Displays skill off the edge rushing the passer.
Negative: Lacks bulk and easily pushed from his angle of attack or controlled by a single blocker. Average instincts and loses the ball on occasion.
Analysis: Gayle is a solid prospect who projects as a one-gap end or potential 3-4 outside linebacker and comes with natural pass rushing skills. Overwhelmed at times by opponents in college, he's a situational player best on passing downs.

Updated 4/28
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