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Ulysees Gilbert | Linebacker

Team: Akron Zips
Age / DOB:  (21) / 8/9/1997
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 230

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The Draft Network's Trevor Sikkema passes along that Akron LB Ulysees Gilbert met with the New York Giants, Carolina Panthers, Houston Texans and Green Bay Packers at the East-West Shrine Game on Tuesday.
The above meetings represent the mere opening salvo to what is going to be a long several months of evaluation. On the field, Gilbert has performed well over the first two days of Shrine Game practices, with Sikkema noting that the 6-foot-1, 230-pounder has shown off a slick speed component to his game during drills. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline stamps Gilbert with a Round 7-UDFA grade at this juncture. Jan 15 - 9:00 PM

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The Draft Network's Trevor Sikkema writes that Akron LB Ulysees Gilbert "has really stood out" at East-West Shrine Game practices.

Sikkema has been impressed with the speed Gilbert has shown over the first two days of Shrine Game practice this week, noting that on Monday, the 6-foot-1, 230-pound Akron product "shot through some gaps for a few tackles for loss" and additionally had a nice moment in pass coverage. On the coverage front, the analyst does note that Gilbert sometimes has a tendency to "guess a little." Sikkema views Gilbert as having the requisite athleticism for NFL play and believes that he will be able to develop into a depth cog at the next level.
Jan 15 - 5:20 PM

Akron senior LB Ulysees Gilbert accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

Gilbert has been an extremely productive player in his time with the Zips, registering 353 tackles in his four years and intercepting three passes with 9.5 sacks for good measure. There will be questions about his size (6'1/230), but he moves sideline-to-sideline and clearly has a nose for finding tackles. He's one of the most intriguing players to accept an invite to the event so far.
Mon, Dec 3, 2018 06:13:00 PM

Akron junior LB Ulysees Gilbert is "small but fierce and fast," according to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

"He projects as a run-and-chase linebacker or a one-gap defender," Pauline wrote. "Gilbert shows great speed in a straight line as well as laterally. He's terrific in pursuit and holds his own in coverage." Gilbert (6'1, 225) had 122 tackles (65 solo), 11.5 TFL, four sacks, two forced fumbles and three pass breakups last year.
Wed, Jun 14, 2017 06:05:00 PM