The Marshall Thundering Herd had a great season in the Sun Belt, finishing with a 9-4 record and a bowl win over UConn. Now, they have two potential NFL Draft prospects looking to hear their names called come the end of April. Here are the scouting reports for Abraham Beauplan and Steven Gilmore.
Marshall 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Reports
Abraham Beauplan, LB
Strengths: Terrific run defender who fires through the gaps upfield, drives his shoulders through ball handlers, and flies around the action. Stays with coverage assignments, gets depth on pass drops, and covers a good amount of area. Explosive with a closing burst.
Weaknesses: Plays to his 40-time and lacks sustained speed. Poor size. Easily blocked from the action or gets caught up in the trash. Average ball skills.
Overall: Beauplan was a terrific run defender at Marshall who plays physical football, but he’s more of a two-down linebacker who lacks the measurables for the next level.
Steven Gilmore, CB
Strengths: Undersized but productive cornerback who makes a lot of plays on the football. Quick in transition, tracks the pass in the air, and stays on the receiver’s hip out of breaks. Has a nice move to the throw, explodes to the ball out of his plant, and plays faster than his 40-time. Stays downfield with opponents and displays outstanding anticipation. Keeps the action in front of him and gives effort against the run.
Weaknesses: Short with a smaller build and gets outmatched by larger receivers. Lacks a quick and fluid backpedal.
Overall: Gilmore was a skilled cornerback who played above his head and has enough ability to line up in dime packages at the next level in a zone system or man-to-man.
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