Arik Gilbert

  • Pos TE
  • Height 6-5
  • Weight 248

Prospect Info

  • High School Marietta
  • City Marietta, GA
  • Exp 2023 - ...

Nebraska Cornhuskers

  • Jersey #89
  • Class R-SO

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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 09/14/2018

Barton Simmons
Barton Simmons Former Scouting Director


First Round

Reminds Us Of

Mark Andrews Baltimore Ravens

Long-limbed, muscular, v-shaped athlete with a frame that can continue to add lean mass naturally. Rare body. Has played both sides of the ball for his high school and brings consistent effort in each role. Brings mismatch ability to the tight end position with both size and athleticism. Can play attached, split out as a wide receiver or as a 'move' tight end . Adequate hands and ball skills that have improved steadily over HS career. Can sink hips and change directions as a route-runner with receiver proficiency. Catches in traffic effectively. Highly competitive. Has elite verified combine athleticism. Once looked like a higher upside prospect at defensive end but has honed his offensive skill-set to become one of the most unique tight end prospects in years. Best tight end prospect we've seen since OJ Howard. Power five impact player on either side of the ball with first-round NFL Draft upside.

Transfer Evaluation (2021): No. 3 overall, No. 1 WR: True freshman All-American wound up at Georgia after brief Florida commitment and is now listed as a wide receiver. The highest-ranked tight end in 247Sports Composite history will be a matchup nightmare. - Clint Brewster

H.S. Athletic Background

Varsity basketball player


  • - Athleticism 10
  • - Frame 10
  • - Size 10
  • - Point of Attack 9
  • - Mismatch Ability 9
  • - Route Running 9
  • - Catch Radius 9
  • - Hands 7

Sources Tell Us

"He's our highest graded player in the country regardless of position." - SEC Director of Player Personnel


  • Deangelo Yancey Brother

    All Big Ten wide receiver at Purdue
    5th round pick by the Green Bay Packers in 2017

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