#11 Cam Gill
WT: 238 lbs
High School: Chapel Hill (Douglasville, GA)
Accolades: 2019 Team Captain. 2019 1st Team FCS All-American.
Scouting Report: LB Cam Gill, Wagner
Speed/Athleticism: When Wagner took the field against UConn, it was clear that Cam Gill was the best athlete on the field – even with Matt Peart on the offensive line. His speed and quickness is no joke. Wagner loved to use Gill as an EDGE rusher and bring him on a speed rush around the tackle. 17/20.
Strength/Power: Gill isn’t going to win with strength in really any cases. He has a strong core which he uses well in his tackling technique, but he isn’t going to wow you with strength or power. 6/15.
Tackling/Pursuit: Tackling seems to be pretty good. Cam Gill wraps up well when he gets his hands on a ball carrier. His pursuit angles tend to be a little bit under-pursued against stiffer competition. 14/20.
Coverage Ability: Gill wasn’t asked to drop very much into coverage so it’s hard to really gauge how good he is at it. He has excellent athleticism which normally transfers well into pass coverage. 8/15.
Pass Rush Ability: Gill is exclusively a speed rusher through and through. He doesn’t do well once he engages with the blocker in getting past hands. Wins exclusively with speed and quickness. Bend isn’t quite where it needs to be either. Wagner spent a lot of time playing him at EDGE, but I think it’s in his best interest to pursue playing linebacker in the league. 8/10.
Football IQ/Instincts: Gill doesn’t naturally have the instincts to read plays or position himself correctly. Oftentimes allows motions (pre and post-snap) to remove himself from the play. While he is a very high effort player, you would like to see the effort be used more to his benefit instead of wasting his work by removing himself from the play as often as he does. 6/10.
Leadership/Personality: Team captain in 2019. Coaches rant and rave about Gill’s mentality and maturity. Great locker room kind of a guy who won’t be afraid to start his career on special teams. 5/5.
Cam Gill is probably going to best fit in a 4-3 system as an outside linebacker in the NFL. He’s raw, and he needs a lot of work. That being said, Gill has the athleticism and tackling ability to be an impact player immediately on special teams in the league. I like Gill’s ceiling as a linebacker prospect, but the NFL has to understand that it’s going to take Gill some time to get there. The team that drafts him will take him knowing that. He’s a late day-three/UDFA guy to me. I know he will impact in the preseason wherever he goes.
Injury Rating: (+3)
Ceiling Rating: (3)