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Garrett Gilbert | Quarterback

Team: Southern Methodist Mustangs
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 219

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Rams selected SMU QB Garrett Gilbert with the No. 214 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
Gilbert (6-foot-3 1/4, 223) went to Texas as a five-star recruit, before losing his confidence and starting job under Mack Brown. He transferred into June Jones' SMU spread offense, where Gilbert improved, recording a 21:7 TD-to-INT ratio and 66.5 completion rate as a senior. Gilbert offers an ideal build and adequate hand size (9 3/8") with plus accuracy at the short and intermediate levels. His velocity wanes on deeper outs, and Gilbert will have to learn pro-style concepts after spending his entire college career in spread attacks. He's a long shot to become a quality NFL backup. It's not the pick Rams fans tired of Sam Bradford were looking for. Sat, May 10, 2014 05:26:00 PM

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SMU QB Garrett Gilbert had workouts with the St.Louis Rams and New England Patriots, according to Gilbert's agent Leigh Steinberg.

The SMU prospect has generated some buzz for himself leading up to the draft, and if all works out as planned for Gilbert, he would like to hear his name called in the middle rounds of the draft.'s Gil Brandt has fully supported the idea that Gilbert could go as high as the third round. While that could be a little high for Gilbert's services, It's safe to say, Gilbert has a good shot to have his name called on the third day of the draft.
Fri, May 2, 2014 12:39:00 PM's Gil Brandt believes SMU QB Garrett Gilbert will go between the late third round and early Day 3.

The venerable draft expert was perhaps the first analyst to start banging the drum for the Mustangs' prospect, and he's continued to do so throughout the process. In some respects, we see what he sees: Gilbert has NFL size (6-feet-4, 223 pounds), NFL bloodlines, good timing, and solid athletic ability. However, the arm isn't as strong as you'd think, and Gilbert turned June Jones' high-scoring offense into a conservative, checkdown passing attack. Under duress, you'll notice he panics, and we'd want no part of that either. Rotoworld has him as a late-round flier, but Brandt has forgotten more about football than most will ever know; his opinion shouldn't be discounted.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 08:25:00 PM

SMU QB Garrett Gilbert will work out for the Bucs on Monday, along with the Falcons and Panthers later this week, according to's Gil Brandt.

Gilbert created a significant amount of buzz following a pro day workout, but his in game action sure didn't draw the same amount of attention. Teams should not be looking at Gilbert as more than a very late round flier.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 09:41:00 AM

SMU Coach June Jones believes senior QB Garrett Gilbert is a "guy who is going to play 15 years in the league."

"Somebody is going to take [Gilbert] in the third round, second round, maybe fourth round," Jones said, "and get a guy who is going to play 15 years in the league." Gilbert had an impressive pro day where quarterbacks coaches for the Cowboys, Ravens and Eagles were among representatives from 22 NFL teams that were present at SMU’s pro day. Gilbert has recently generated some buzz for himself leading into the draft.'s Gil Brandt has even stated that he thinks Gilbert could go as high as the third round. It's safe to say, Gilbert has good shot to have his name called on the third day of the draft.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 11:25:00 AM's Gil Brandt believes SMU's Garrett Gilbert's stock is rising and thinks the Mustangs' QB could go as high as the third round.

Brandt has been driving the Gilbert bandwagon for the past month, writing in February that he was the best quarterback that didn't attend the Combine. Gilbert's impressive pro day solidified his opinion, as he completed 87 of 88 passes. "I thought Gilbert's workout was better than half of those who were in Indianapolis last month," Brandt wrote. "He has good accuracy, very good velocity, and is a great athlete with NFL size." Brandt relayed that an NFL scout who went to Brett Smith's pro day at Wyoming two weeks ago told him that "he views Gilbert as a much better prospect than Smith." Gilbert has prototypical NFL size (6-feet-4, 223 pounds), to go with underrated athletic ability and good arm strength.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 07:48:00 PM's Gil Brandt believes that SMU senior QB Garrett Gilbert is the best quarterback that didn't attend the Combine.

"Best QB NOT at combine: SMU's Garrett Gilbert. Pro day is 3/28," Brandt tweeted. Before getting hurt late in the season he put up some numbers (3,528 yards passing, 21 TDs, 267 yards rushing and 6 rushing TDs). Gilbert has the ideal size to play at the next level(6-feet-4, 223 pounds), and flashes athletic ability and arm strength. He'll have an opportunity to impress the scouts at his pro-day on March 28th.
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 05:24:00 PM

SMU coach June Jones said senior quarterback Garrett Gilbert (knee) has only a "40 percent" chance of playing Saturday against Central Florida.

"He's just been working with his knee and throwing on his own," Jones said. "I think he's doing well. If this were the National Football League, he'd be playing. But it's not, and we have to think more about his safety." Last week's starter, redshirt freshman Neal Burcham took first-team reps in practice all week.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 06:59:00 PM

SMU senior QB Garrett Gilbert will not play against Houston due to a knee sprain.

"Everything is structurally sound," Gilbert said. "It just kind of depends on how my knee responds to treatment, so we’ll see." He is currently listed as questionable for the season finale against UCF. Redshirt freshman Neal Burcham will start in his place.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 11:11:00 AM

SMU coach June Jones believes senior quarterback Garrett Gilbert only suffered a knee sprain on Saturday against USF.

Gilbert injured his knee while attempting to slide at the end of a run in the second quarter against the Bulls. He spent the second half hobbling around the sidelines on crutches. "The doctor thinks he just has a sprain, so that's good," said SMU coach June Jones. "It just depends on how long it'll before he can support it and throw, but hopefully that's right. Our doctor is about as good as I've had, and he's never been wrong on a field test, so I think he'll be OK." Jones has labeled Gilbert "doubtful" for Friday's game against Houston.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 07:32:00 PM

SMU coach June Jones believes senior quarterback Garrett Gilbert has the skills to play in the NFL.

The Texas transfer threw for 2,932 yards and 15 TDs in his first season under Jones and also rushed for 346 yards and eight scores. Accuracy once again was Gilbert's downfall, as he threw 15 interceptions. Gilbert has the size (6-feet-4, 223 pounds), athletic ability and arm strength to play in the NFL, but offensive coordinators aren't going to tolerate Gilbert lofting a duck in the general direction of double coverage when the pass rush collapses the pocket. New quarterbacks coach Hal Mumme is being handled a fertile hunk of clay, but it'd be surprising if he molded it into a sculpture in one offseason.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 04:47:00 PM

What will it take for Garrett Gilbert to enroll at SMU? Twenty-seven hours of classes this semester at Texas.

It has been Gilbert’s intention all along to get his undergrad degree at UT and enroll as a graduate student at SMU so he can be eligible to play in the fall. He plans to move to Dallas in June and devour coach June Jones’ offense so that can take over the huddle in August.
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 04:51:00 PM

Former Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert has decided to transfer to SMU.

Gilbert announced he was transferring after losing his starting job and undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery, but had not decided which school to enroll in. He will not be allowed to play for the Mustangs until 2013, but his injury will allow him to apply for a medical redshirt, which would give him another year of eligibility.
Tue, Nov 1, 2011 04:53:00 PM

Injured Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert has decided to transfer.

In one month Gilbert went from being the Longhorns' starting QB to transferring. He had shoulder surgery last month and gave way to the duo of Case McCoy and David Ash. The school did release Gilbert from his scholarship. A junior, Gilbert has two years of eligibility.
Thu, Oct 6, 2011 09:18:00 AM

Texas QB Garrett Gilbert underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair damage to his right throwing shoulder.

"We’re disappointed for Garrett that he won’t be able to help us on the field the rest of this season," Mack Brown said. "He’s a tough kid that fought through some pain to continue to play, but when doctors told him the injury was something that needed to be taken care of, we fully supported him in doing that." A second-team All-Big 12 Academic selection in 2010, Gilbert completed 305-of-538 (56.6%) passes for 3,301 yards in 14 career starts, including eleven 200-yard passing games.
Tue, Sep 20, 2011 12:21:00 PM