Taylor Gabriel another small, speedy receiver to watch

Almost every pro day report I’ve done so far has included a wide receiver, which just goes to show you how many possibilities there are at the position in this draft. Many of them are shorter than you’d like, but a lot of them have great speed.

Abilene Christian’s pro day Friday, which was done outdoors on FieldTurf, had another such small-but-fast receiver in Taylor Gabriel. Gabriel (5-7 1/2, 167 pounds) ran the 40 twice , against a 20 mph wind and then with the wind. He ran a 4.53 against the wind and a 4.28 with the wind, so averaging the two times out you get about a 4.41. He also had a 40-inch vertical and a 10-foot, 5-inch broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.21 and the 3-cone drill in 6.84. He also did 17 reps in the bench press. Gabriel will probably be a priority free agent.

There was one other player of note from Abilene Christian:

Will Latu, OT: Latu (6-3 1/4, 315 pounds) most likely will be a guard at the next level. He posted a 40 time of 5.53 against the wind and 5.28 with the wind, which should put his time at about 5.40. He had a 31-inch vertical and a 9-foot, 1-inch broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.87 seconds and the 3-cone drill in 8.09. He has 33 1/8-inch arms and put the bar up 27 times. The man in charge of putting offensive linemen through these drills, Steve Kazor, does a really good job, and Latu performed well under his direction. He’ll be a priority free agent.

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